Morgan County pet crematory owner surrenders incinerator license

Morgan County pet crematory owner surrenders incinerator license

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On December 4, state officials started removing animals from Farr's property. On December 4, state officials started removing animals from Farr's property.

HARRIMAN (WATE) - The owner of a Morgan County pet crematory where state officials discovered improper burial of animals has surrendered her incinerator permit, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

TDEC officials say they went to Elliott Pet Services on Thursday and verified the gas lines to the incinerator are no longer connected.

On December 4, state officials started removing animals from Farr's property.

An investigation began into Elliott Pet Services in September, after neighbors complained of a terrible smell.

A filing by the state says investigators found dead animals on Farr's property, some in plastic bags.    

Earlier in December, TDEC spokesperson Kelly Brockman said that Farr said her incinerator had stopped working.  

TDEC issued several violation notices and ordered her to stop all animal disposals.  

Farr was later ordered to pay $10,000 to the state to cover the cost of removing the animals.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson says his office is looking into possible criminal charges, but admits it faces an uphill battle.

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