District attorney general responds to requests

District attorney general responds to requests surrounding pet crematory

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Elliott Pet Services was run out of a home in a remote area of Harriman near the Morgan and Roane County line. Elliott Pet Services was run out of a home in a remote area of Harriman near the Morgan and Roane County line.

HARRIMAN (WATE) – The district attorney general is responding to requests for the animal remains buried behind a pet crematory be identified.

Elliott Pet Services was run out of a home in a remote area of Harriman near the Morgan and Roane County line.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation raided the business on Tuesday. TDEC officials say crews unearthed large pits filled with hundreds of dogs and possible cats.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson said many people have asked his office about the identification of the remains.

He said there are several reasons that isn't possible, including the advanced decomposition of the animals, the collars and tags had already been removed, and it's a biohazard for the workers.

Russell is advising people to send a narrative of their involvement with the crematory and any paperwork to PO Box 703, Kingston, Tenn., 37763, or you can email Kennedy at akennedy@9thdag.com.

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