A Bibb County couple is behind bars after police found their 11 dogs living in deplorable conditions outside of a Woodstock home. But, good news, all the dogs are expected to make full recoveries.

Eric Anthony Lowery and Shawndis Leanne Armstrong are in the Bibb County Jail, each facing cruelty to animal charges. Their 11 dogs were found extremely malnourished, many of them completely emaciated and chained with no food or water in reach.

“It was almost too late for some of the animals,” Bibb County Sheriff Jody Wade said. “One of them had a lot of sores on it, almost unable to stand on its own.”

The dogs were rescued, and are currently living much better lives at the Bibb County Animal Facility. Sheriff Wade said there is no excuse to ever let your animals get into this condition and mistreatment like this will not be tolerated in his county.

“If you have an animal that you are no longer able to take care of and you have nobody in your circle to assist you to take those dogs or large livestock, then give us a call and we will do our best to help you get them a good home,” he said.

The 11 dogs will be going through a rescue program before they will be up for adoption. If you’d like more information on the animals and services provided by Bibb County Animal Facility, you can call them at (205) 316-1254.

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