Pet guardians would drive hundreds of miles to a small humane society in north Georgia because they thought they were saving dogs' lives, but a news team from Fox5 I-Team went undercover and investigated the shelter and found exactly the opposite was true.
The dogs brought in under a program called "Lucky Dogs", are supposed to be guaranteed by the shelter not to be euthanized in exchange for money up front.
For $100 to $140, dog owners could guarantee their dog at the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter will not be euthanized. The shelter even sends out an email announcing when a "Lucky Dog" has been adopted.
However, when the news team investigated, an employee, who was asked to resign after the news story was aired, revealed much of it was a lie. Healthly, adoptable dogs in the Lucky Dogs program were, in fact, being euthanized, some just within days after arriving at the shelter.
The reporters were even more shocked when they suspected two healthy dogs they saw when they arrived at the shelter were put down just hours later. The news team confronted the shelter director who denied the allegations. The Sherrif's department has noww opened a criminal investigation into the shelter, which also is responsible for running County Animal Services.