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Animal Planet, Atlanta Humane Society team up for animal rescue

This dog is one of several available for adoption as a result of a rescue mission by the Atlanta Humane Society and Animal Planet

This dog is one of several available for adoption as a result of a rescue mission by the Atlanta Humane Society and Animal Planet

Just when we thought there was no more disturbing reality show than A&E’s “Hoarders,” here comes “Confessions: Animal Hoarding,” an Animal Planet show where rescuers intervene in cases where people have more pets than they can possibly care for.

The top headline featured on Animal Planet’s website Monday morning was “Letting Go of 34 Cats,” if that gives you an idea.

On the brighter side, though, these animals have another shot being placed with owners who can properly care for them. An episode scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Feb. 18 and again March 4, time TBD, features a case where the Atlanta Humane Society got involved.

Although the situation is a sad one, AHS president Carl Leveridge said his group was glad to work with the show “to save animals from desperate situations that can affect their health and physical safety.”

He continued, “We hope to continue this partnership so we can save even more animals in our community.”

A number of dogs rescued as a result of the show are now available for adoption at the Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Rd., which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Information: www.atlantahumane.org.

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