LACKEY, Miss. (WTVA) -- It's a new beginning for Rufus.
This Golden Retriever and Poodle mix has a new home.
"The first day I saw him I saw a happy, happy dog ready for somebody to take him home," Athens resident Erica Odom said.
Smith and others at the Amory Humane Society have put in the hours to save the lives of more than fifty dogs.
"We've treated their ears and infections and they are very playful, happy dogs now," Amory Humane Society Director Mitzie Smith said.
It's just over a month since officials made a shocking discovery at a Monroe County home.
Dogs were found living in filthy, cramped conditions. Most were sick, hungry and in general poor health.
"I can never accept that people can have their animals live this way. It's just something I never get used to," Smith added.
"I'm an animal lover and to know that they weren't getting the daily attention that they need-it was heart breaking," Odom added.
Three dogs remain available to foster homes.
To find out more, call the Amory Humane Society or check out their Facebook page.