Friday, June 15, 2012

Cats rescued from Sevier Co. hoarding home

By: Sean Dreher
A Sevier County man is accused of abusing nearly 30 animals.
William Allen Hood is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. The Executive Director of Sevier County Humane Society says the organization discovered 18 dead cats in various stages of decomposition, along with eight living cats in Hood's former home on Edgewater Drive in Sevierville.
Hood was charged June 7th. The Humane Society responded to the home May 27th, after the Sevierville Police Department received a call surrounding the home.
"There was feces and urine piled up in extreme amounts everywhere. It was absolutely uninhabitable,"  said Jayne Vaughn, the organization's Executive Director said.
Officers found eight deceased cats and eight living cats according to an incident report. Once the Humane Society searched the home, an additional ten deceased cats were discovered, Vaughn said..."  More
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