Authorities say heat has claimed the lives of 14 dogs at a Waycross animal shelter in the past three months, including a seven-month-old puppy that died Wednesday. Okefenokee Humane Society shelter manager Ben Hood says the 14 dogs died of heatstroke in the kennel, which has no fans because it lacks electricity.
Polk county officials rescued 33 dogs from an alleged dog-fighting operation. Some of the dogs showed signs of abuse. Four people were arrested in the raid. They face charges of animal cruelty and drug possession.