The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office along with the Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Department is investigating a case of Animal Cruelty that happened at 4080 Worsham Ave just after 02:30pm today.

The Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Department had been working with the owners of the residence to help find homes for some of the dogs and cats that were at the home. During the process Director Sonja Adams found a large number of malnourished and diseased   cats and dogs. She contacted the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. When Deputies arrived it was determined that all the animals needed to be removed from the home. Due to the extremely dangerous and deplorable living conditions the animals were in, it took many hours to remove all the animals from the home.

There were between eighty to ninety animals at the residence. They were removed and taken to the county vet to be checked for diseases. It was reported that some of the animals may not survive.

Deputies arrested 61 yr. old Dennis Carl Hastings and 59 yr. old Peggy Lynn Hastings for Felony Animal Cruelty and they were taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call Property Investigator, or call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Director Adams with Macon-Bibb Animal Control wanted everyone to understand that they not only handle cases with dogs and cats, but they also will respond to any animal cruelty case, and would like for anyone who sees a case of animal abuse or cruelty to contact the Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare Department at 478-621-6791.