BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - In this case, driver Dontravis Levines and passenger Reginald McGee failed to stop at a stop sign and during conversation the deputy discovered a dog was in the trunk and after further investigation another dog was said to have been dumped off by them a couple of miles back. This is a first for the Burke County Sheriff's Office but they have four officers who have gone to training for animal cruelty specifically and are prepared to deal with cases like these.
"We do have some good rescue groups in the area and the rescue groups always come and help us. And in this case we had a couple of adoptive families that didn't mind taken care of the dogs for us until we find their owners.", explains Chief Blanchard.