The Hall County Planning Commission rejected an application to rezone land to permit a dog rescue group, according to the Gainesville Times.
The applicant, Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, wants to rezone a 38.4 acre property at 5473 and 5453 Will Wheeler Road from agricultural residential use to planned residential development on land where there are already facilities for dogs such as kennels, a barn and ample space for dogs to exercise.
The nonprofit organization wants to fortify these existing facilities with improved fencing and add one additional building in order to create its rescue center for pitbulls and other kinds of dogs. When complete, the facility would be able to hold 100 dogs.
The organization spays and neuters dogs and tries to find foster homes for rehabilitated pets.
“No one’s going to want to move in next to a humane society type of deal,” said Jerry Young, an adjacent property owner. Young said they often hear dogs barking late at night and a huge increase in dogs on the property would disturb neighbors.
Four speakers from Paulding County, where the rescue has its current facility, spoke in favor of the application, and Paulding’s Commission Chairman, Dave Carmichael, wrote a letter to the Hall County Planning Commission encouraging it to accept the plans.
“I hold Mr. Flatt in high regards and feel confident that his contributions will be of value to your citizens,” Carmichael wrote.
Flatt told the Times Tuesday, Sept. 21, he would regroup with his board and see if it was worth continuing to pursue the application. They may decide to stay in Paulding County, he said.
Eggy is strong, sweet, and wagging his tail (or shall we call it a nub!). Eggy loves his shenanigans and his favorite game is ‘keep-away,’ where he will merrily zoom around the yard with his Kong in his mouth, leaving the Palace workers to chase after him when it’s time to come inside. He is looking for a forever family where he can keep on enjoying the good life of a beloved house pet. Eggy has been through more than we can imagine and he is not suited for a home with other pets or small children. If you think you can give Eggy the life he so desperately wants and deserves, contact the rescue group for more information!
Eggy has his own photo album on Facebook!
Chipper is almost 5 years old and he is such a cool dog and absolutely beautiful! Chipper is a super smart and happy boy. He is medium energy, loves a good zoomie in the yard and loves a good couch snuggle fest. Chipper went into a foster home back in April 2017 when he first came into our rescue from the shelter. Chipper listens well and would do best with an adult(s) that are alpha owners. Although he gets along well with Snow (his doggie sister) he probably would do best as an only dog. Another dog is a possibility with slow introductions but it may take work. He does not do well with cats or children under 16. He walks OK on a leash but hasn’t been regularly walked in a while. He is housebroken, crate-trained and loves riding in the car.
Due to her deafness, Moxie does startle if she cannot see you coming, however she is extremely loving. Moxie adores people and is getting all the TLC she needs in foster care. She is housebroken and crate-trained. She is an active girl who loves to chase a Kong and play fetch. Sometimes when she runs, she throws both legs back at the same time and looks like a bunny! Although she is deaf, she already knows sit, down, kennel-up, and fetch as she is food-motivated and really wants to make her people happy. She knows how to fetch and doesn’t mind people taking the ball away from her. Once she burns off some energy, Moxie is happy to cuddle and is incredibly sweet. Moxie would LOVE a forever family that can show her the joys of being surrounded by love and stability. She needs someone patient and willing to work with her as learning takes longer due to her hearing loss.
Moxie has her own great photo album on Facebook.