MACON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – In yet another animal rescue this week, 18 animals were saved from “neglectful conditions” at a home in Lafayette, Tennessee, about an hour northeast of Nashville.
The property owner surrendered the animals, which included five cats and 13 large-breed dogs, most of which were Huskies or Husky mixes, according to Animal Rescue Corps (ARC).
The animals were found in pens, tethered on chains and some running loose on the debris-strewn property, part of which was soaked with what was assumed to be sewage run off from a septic system.
The animals were extremely dirty, covered in mud and feces, suffering from internal and external parasites, and other conditions of general neglect.
“I’m glad the property owner saw fit to surrender all of the animals as he was clearly not in a position to properly care for them,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “With his cooperation we were able to remove the 100 percent of the animals quickly and safely.”
ARC safely removed all of the animals from the property and transported them to the ARC emergency shelter set up last week in Lebanon for an unrelated case where 32 animals were removed from a breeder in Morgan County.
Wednesday’s rescue, dubbed Operation Summer Saves II, is the second operation in two days for Animal Rescue Corps having rescued 48 dogs from a puppy mill in Gibson County.
Each animal will receive a thorough veterinary exam, appropriate vaccinations, and any necessary medical treatment.
ARC will provide daily care for the animals until they can be placed with shelter and rescue organizations that will ultimately adopt them into loving homes.