Saturday, December 5, 2009

17 Dogs Rescued From East Tenn. Home

Seventeen dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in east Tennessee are being cared for at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

“I believe they were surviving on their own feces,” said one rescue worker. “They’re all emaciated. They’re mange infested.”

The dogs, which officials believe were abandoned a month ago, won’t be available for foster homes for a while because of the shape they’re in.

Those involved in the Grainger County dogs’ rescue called the U.S. Humane Society, which said that it was unable to travel to Washburn, northeast of Knoxville. The Humane Society has been at the fairgrounds, caring for more than 80 horses rescued from Cannon County, and asked that the dogs be transported to the fairgrounds.

The dog owners are facing charges..." More & video