Long County, GA – Investigators have uncovered a horrific situation at Loonie Farms Animal Rescue near Ludowici. The rescue, once housing numerous unwanted animals, is now a quiet, gruesome graveyard.
The rescue, located on a sprawling, 10 acre farm, is owned by James and Christiane Judd – but today, Christiane is nowhere to be found – apparently on the run.
Her husband, James, has been locked up behind bars for months – serving time for dealing stolen property.
Last Sunday, Christiane phoned Kim Hankerson and asked her to care for the animals at the farm – telling Hankerson that she was leaving town.
But Hankerson didn’t find animals in need of care – the animals at the farm needed care months ago – by the time she arrived, there was nothing but death.
Bones were discovered piled in wheelbarrows, dead puppies were found locked inside of crates…with every turn, more death – more heartache.
Late last summer, the Loonie Farms Facebook page promoted the property as a beautiful sanctuary for unwanted animals. Photo after photo showing what seemed to be an idyllic life.
What went wrong? How did Judd go from the business of saving lives to this?
How could this “rescue” be listed as a reputable rescue organization by the Georgia Department of Agriculture?
There are those who believe that Judd was in it for the money – going so far as to suggest that she purposefully killed the animals in order to pocket donated funds.
Not long ago, Georgia Animal Haven, a no-kill rescue, was forced to shut down. Tragically, 35 dogs went to the Loonie Farms rescue – initially, it appeared to be a blessing….now the tragic realization that it was truly a nightmare.
Debbie Lanier, former owner of the Georgia Animal Haven, is convinced that the dogs she turned over to Judd are among the many who are dead on the property – needless to say, she is devastated.
Now, deputies are searching for the missing woman behind these horrifying deaths, while rescuers attempt to clean up the sad mess that was left behind.
Anyone that has seen Christiane Judd is asked to contact the Sheriff: 6 East Academy Street, Ludowici, GA 31316
Please circulate this story with Christiane Judd’s photo (included in slideshow to the left of the article) – she must not be allowed to set up another “rescue” operation elsewhere – together, everyone must stand together to protect the innocent…the animals that rely upon others for their very life. Thank you.
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