Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Horse rescue goes to the dogs

The 84 horses UAN's Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers are sheltering in Nashville now have company -- 17 starving dogs rescued from a squalid trailer in East Tennessee.

The dogs are mostly 35- to 50-pound terrier and chow mixes. They were emaciated with matted fur, parasites and open wounds. The trailer had no water or electricity and was filled with feces and urine. Neighbors reported that the property owners had moved away, leaving the dogs behind with no food or water.

The Grainger County Sheriff's Department and the Grainger County Humane Society asked The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which also led the rescue of the 84 horses, to remove the dogs. The rescued dogs will be cared for by The HSUS and United Animal Nations until their custody is determined.


  1. Positive healing thoughts for all the dogs, and the horses too from VA!! I'll be anxious to read your updates.

  2. Many blessings to all the workers who are selflessly giving their time and energy. Although sad that there are 17 more lives to save, hopefully there will be 17 more lives that will go onto happy, joyful living. I too will be anxiously awaiting updates! Thanks again.


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