122 animals removed in Blakely cruelty investigation

Blakely Police officers say two people are in custody and more than 120 animals have been rescued as part of a sting on Tuesday.
Published: May. 3, 2023 at 4:14 PM CDT
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BLAKELY, GA. (WTVY) - 122 animals were removed from a Blakely residence as an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty.

On Wednesday, Blakely Police Department executed a search warrant 86 Weaver Dr.

They rescued 23 dogs, 21 cats, 17 rabbits, 26 chickens, 23 Guinea pigs, 8 reptiles, and 4 ferrets.

Crystal Groves, 39, and Jackolyn Groves, 38 were arrested and booked into the Early County Jail. They are currently facing 3 felony counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals with dozens more counts expected, per the BPD on Facebook.

New homes for many of the animals have already been found but several dogs and cats were taken to Blakely Animal Control.

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