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Twenty-six dogs that were removed from a residence on Franklin Goldmine Road in Forsyth County in early February will be available for adoption at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter beginning Saturday, April 2.


The dogs, 12 puppies and 14 adults, are Chihuahua-Jack Russell terrier mixes. Of the puppies, five are females and seven are males. Of the adults, eight are females and six are males.


“The dogs have been seen by a veterinarian and are all doing well,” said Forsyth County Animal Shelter Manager Jeanie Curphey. “We look forward to finding each of them a forever home.”


The dogs have been housed and cared for at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter since being removed from the Franklin Goldmine Road residence in February. A court order on March 24 enabled the shelter to begin the process of preparing the animals for adoption. All of the dogs have been spayed or neutered and have received their rabies vaccinations, and will be microchipped upon adoption.


“Three of the dogs removed from the residence will be available for adoption at a later date – two who are timid and need some extra time working with shelter staff and one who recently gave birth to puppies,” said Curphey. “They will continue to be cared for at the shelter until such time that they are ready to be adopted.”


Adoption fees at the shelter are $85 per animal.


The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is located just off of GA 400 at 4065 County Way in northern Forsyth County. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the shelter, call (678) 965-7185 or visit or

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