Twelve dogs are seized from a Kingsland home during a raid. (Source: Camden Co. Sheriff's Office)
WOODBINE, GA (WTOC) -
Twelve dogs were removed from a home on Highway 17 in Kingsland during a search of the property by the Camden County Sheriff's Office.
CCSO got a search warrant as the result of an investigation launched in late 2012. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources , the Kingsland Police Department and Camden County Animal Control assisted in the raid.
The sheriff's office said the dogs belong to Domonique M. Hargrave, 32, of Kingsland. Several dogs were emaciated and some were scarred. A suspected fighting pit and other equipment used in criminal activity was also found at the home, according to the sheriff's office.
A suspected alleged meth lab was shut down at the same home on New Year's Day, according to the sheriff's office.
Norred & Associates, a security and investigative firm in Atlanta, provided support and expertise in the seizure of the dogs and evidence, according to the sheriff's office.
The Atlanta Humane Society provided logistical and veterinary support and evaluated the seized dogs.
The Humane Society also took custody of the dogs due to space constraints at the Camden County Humane Society.