23 animals rescued from G’ville residence

A 62-year-old Gainesville woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after nearly 25 cats and dogs were found “living in poor conditions” in her home.


“Hall County Animal Services rescued 23 animals on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2024, from a residence located in the 700 block of Cleveland Street in Gainesville.

At 9:35 a.m., Hall County Animal Control responded to a call to assist with an eviction, where they discovered the animals living in poor conditions.

“Any time we take in a large influx of animals, it puts a burden on our shelter capacity,” Hall County Animal Services Director Trey Garcia said. “We want to continually encourage adoptions, to ensure we have space available for these types of intake situations.”

There were 22 cats and one dog rescued from the residence, all of which have been surrendered to the Hall County Animal Shelter and will be available for adoption in the coming days.

“We’re grateful for our many partnerships throughout the community,” Stephanie Maloch, Shelter supervisor said. “Some of the cats will be housed at Petco in Cumming and some will go to PetSmart in Flowery Branch, which is a fantastic way for us to get them in front of potential adopters and keep space available in the shelter.”

Those interested in adopting can visit the Hall County Animal Shelter during regular business hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or visit the Animal Shelter online to browse adoptable pets. Be sure to check the location for cats to see if they are staying with one of our shelter partners.”

(Pictured: One of the adoptable cats rescued from the house.)