Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence Inc,  Laws and Regulations

Speaking of Sanitation

Georgia’s O.C.G.A. TITLE 4 Chapter 11 Article 1 (2011) says:


Rule 40-13-13-.01 Definitions (4)”Humane care” of animals means, but is not limited to, the provision of adequate heat, ventilation, sanitary shelter, and wholesome and adequate food and water, consistent with the normal requirements and feeding habits of the animal’s size, species, and breed.


On the Animal Protection Inspection (API) Report dated 07/23/2020, inspector Beth Miller said GARD “passed” on sanitation.

nimal Protection Inspection 07/23/2020

How does GARD sanitize their facilities? I mean, it’s dirt and tiny dog houses, not cement or tile or anything one can disinfect, except perhaps the plastic dog houses.

Sanitation is a crucial aspect of disease prevention, with which GARD has serious problems. I can’t post specifics yet but I personally know an individual who took a dog from GARD that was coughing terribly when the dog left the “adoption” event, and two vet visits were required to beat the nasty case of Bordetella (Kennel Cough) the dog brought with him. Another had a bad case of Giardiasis. GARD has posted on their Facebook page page about Parvo infections. Doesn’t help that many dogs aren’t seen by a veterinarian until shortly before they’re due to leave for NJ or go to an “adoption” event.

GA Mandatory Animal Disease Reporting:Time frames and disease specifics

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