Dogs rescued from abandoned church ready for homes

- A Bay Area animal rescue organization took in 38 dogs rescued from horrible conditions in Georgia, and now, the rescue is working to take these pups from neglected to adopted. 

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue took the dogs in. Deputies in Brooks County, Ga. the dogs were being kept by a 78-year-old man who had a hoard of 72 dogs. Many were locked inside an abandoned church.

Nate's Honor workers said the nightmare they have been through is hard to believe.

"A lot of these dogs look very quiet, very docile, very sweet. They are sweet," said Karen Slomba with Nate's honor animal rescue. "They are scared to death... What we saw was how terrified they were to come out of their carriers. We couldn't get them to walk. We had to carry them."

Many of the dogs carry visible signs of how bad their lives were.

"They do have scars and markings on their face, fighting for food. There are signs they have been in a bad situation, but that is over," said Rob Oglesbey with Nate's Honor Animal Rescue.

Since their arrival in Bradenton, all of the dogs have gone through check-ups and treatments. Some of them will be ready for adoption as early as Saturday morning.

"We are very particular. How we look at it is, it is my dog and I am letting you take it home. We make sure every dog gets the right home. Each dog has different personalities, like people do, and we match them with the family that matches them," said Oglesbey.

Honor Rescue said a few weeks of showing care and love to the dogs will hopefully have them in tip-top shape.

"These dogs are very depressed, very fearful. Some of the have never been outside of this environment so they didn't know that there was an outside world, a better place," Slomba explained. "What they have been through, they will soon be able to forget and move on to another wonderful life."

Anyone interested in adopting a pet from Nate's Honor or for more information, email or call (941) 747-4900.

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