18 dogs, 5 cats taken from home
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Jan 21, 2011 | 4121 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officials with Bartow County Animal Control said reports of a stench from neighbors led to the discovery of numerous animals at a Cartersville residence.

Deputies from the Bartow County Sheriff's Office were called in to assist while 18 dogs and five cats were taken from 15 Harvest Way on Wednesday morning.

Debbie Elrod, director of Bartow County Animal Control, said the animals were taken care of by an elderly lady who had good intentions. Elrod said the animals were well cared for and fed, but living in "wall-to-wall feces."

Elrod said the animals are currently at their facility, but the Humane Society is trying to find homes for them.

Those interested in adoption should contact the Etowah Valley Humane Society at 770-383-3338.

Man says bike thrown off bridge was his

An Acworth man said the bike thrown off an overpass and onto a man's car last month was his.

A Bartow County deputy responded to a call in reference to a theft Wednesday. The deputy met with the complainant who said he recognized the bike from the news as the one stolen off his front porch. The complainant said he just wanted to inform deputies.

Jeremy Bassett was traveling north on Interstate 75 when a bike landed on the windshield of his Chevrolet Tahoe as he passed under Groover's Landing bridge. Police are still looking for the person responsible.