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ANIMAL RESCUE CORPS AND HARDIN COUNTY AUTHORITIES REMOVE 82 DOGS FROM SHUTTERED LOCAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION

ASP_9037SAVANNAH, TN – Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) assisted the Hardin County Animal Services yesterday in the removal of 82 dogs from an overwhelmed animal rescue organization in Savannah, TN, which is about two and a half hours southwest of Nashville. All of the animals were surrendered to Animal Rescue Corps.

ARC responders found 82 dogs, ranging in size, breed, and age living in crates and kennels in and around the home of the rescue operator, who, citing financial and medical woes, has decided to discontinue operations.

“The person running this rescue in Savannah was extremely over-burdened by the time and cost it takes to adequately care for this many dogs,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “It is impossible for one or two people to keep up with the basic physical, social, and emotional needs of this many animals, much less also work to place them in loving forever homes.”

ASP_9333The planning for this rescue began when Hardin County Animal Services responded to complaints from the community about this property and investigated conditions.

“We found, and the property owners agreed, that they were not able to give the dogs the quality of life they deserve,” said Hardin County Animal Services Director Debbie Nowicki. “With Animal Rescue Corps’ assistance we were able to offer a solution to address this urgent situation.”

ARC transported the dogs from this rescue, dubbed Operation Fall Freedom, to the emergency shelter in Lebanon, TN, already set up to house and care for dogs and cats from rescues ARC executed on October 13 in Weakley County, where 36 animals were rescued from neglectful situations. All of the animals will receive a thorough veterinary exam, appropriate vaccinations, and any necessary medical treatment. ARC will provide daily care until the animals are placed with responsible shelter and rescue organizations that will ultimately adopt them into loving homes. For people wishing to foster or adopt, ARC will publish its list of shelter and rescue placement partners on its Facebook page once the dogs are transferred to these groups.

ASP_9462Animal Rescue Corps performed Operation Fall Freedom in conjunction with Hardin County Animal Services and Compassion in Action of Tennessee. The BISSELL Pet Foundation donated funds essential to the care of these animals, Animal House Veterinary Clinic in Clarksville provided on-scene veterinary support, Montgomery County (TN) Animal Care & Control and New Leash on Life of Lebanon, TN loaned their transport vehicles to bring the animals to the safety of ARC’s emergency shelter, and Novamet Speciality Products in Lebanon generously donated the building for the emergency shelter.

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2 responses to “ANIMAL RESCUE CORPS AND HARDIN COUNTY AUTHORITIES REMOVE 82 DOGS FROM SHUTTERED LOCAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION”

  1. Terry says:

    I live in middle TN. I am willing and able to house dogs temporarily. I would need help with pens, but I have plenty of room and experience with dogs. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance. God bless.

  2. Michael S. says:

    We adopted one of these dogs from the Tennessee rescue. He is a black Hound Mix. He is very friendly and not aggressive. He loves to be petted and loves to go on walks. He is 6 years old and we will give him a great home in Overland Park, Kansas.

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