Compassion In Action

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ONL transport 2Washington, DC – Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), a nonprofit animal protection organization based in Washington D.C., is pleased to announce that the 68 cats rescued from a Tennessee hoarding situation on March 14th, as well as a number of dogs from unrelated situations have moved out of the ARC Rescue Operation Center in Lebanon, TN, to ARC’s placement partners around the U.S.  The last of the transports concluded late last week and a number of the animals have already been placed in loving forever homes.  The remaining animals continue to be cared for by ARC’s shelter and foster-based rescue partners in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, New Jersey and New York, until permanent loving homes are identified for all of them.  ARC had been providing medical and daily care for the rescued cats and dogs at ARC’s Tennessee Rescue Operation Center since conducting Operation Nine Lives with local authorities on March 14th.

“Without progressive partners like these who understand the power of groups networking together, we couldn’t do what we do,” said Animal Rescue Corps President Scotlund Haisley. “These partners are as critical to these operations as the boots on the ground getting the animals out of harm’s way.”

ARC’s network of placement partners are continuing the physical and emotional rehabilitation of the animals and ultimately matching them with families looking to adopt. The list of U.S. cat placement partners includes: In Tennessee, Nashville Cat Rescue and New Leash on Life; in Kentucky, Lexington Humane Society and Kentucky Humane Society; in Illinois, South Suburban Humane Society; in New Jersey, Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey; in New York, Ulster County SPCA. The dogs will be transported to Illinois and placed with South Suburban Humane Society, Second City Canine Rescue and One Tail at a Time.

ONL transport 1“Anyone wishing to foster or adopt should contact ARC’s partner organizations directly and follow their screening process,” said ARC Director of Animal Welfare, Kim Rezac, who is tasked with placing all of the animals ARC rescues.

The rescue began when ARC received a request for assistance from the Tullahoma Department of Animal Control. Sixty eight cats, including newborn litters and pregnant females, were found running loose inside the home located in a residential neighborhood within the city limits. According to the property owner, she took in a few homeless cats four years ago. The unaltered cats multiplied into more than sixty. All of the cats  exhibited signs of upper respiratory infections from the unclean conditions and excessively high ammonia.  Some of the cats were also suffering from other medical conditions like eye infections, bladder infections, external and internal parasites.

Animal Rescue Corps performed Operation Nine Lives in conjunction with the Tullahoma Department of Animal Control, and wishes to thank New Leash on Life of Lebanon, Tennessee for use of their mobile spay unit.


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