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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is back open after taking in more than 350 dogs from a suspected puppy mill.

Joy Wise, the owner of Heavenly Kennels in Cherokee County, is charged with 264 counts of animal cruelty.

Officials say the dogs were being kept in unsanitary conditions, without adequate living space.

The shelter actually had to shut down on Wednesday to accommodate the large number of dogs and puppies.

The public wasn't allowed to see the dogs on Thursday, but that didn't stop them from flooding in with donations.

Shelter workers say all donated items will go directly toward caring for the 357 dogs. Click here for information on what the shelter says the dogs need: https://www.facebook.com/CherokeeCountyAnimalShelter

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