Animals seized from rescue group to be placed in new homes

Animals seized from Hamblen County rescue group to be placed in new homes

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An animal rescue group says two cats and 78 dogs seized from a Hamblen County rescue group will soon be placed in new homes. An animal rescue group says two cats and 78 dogs seized from a Hamblen County rescue group will soon be placed in new homes.

LEBANON (WATE) - An animal rescue group says two cats and 78 dogs seized from a Hamblen County rescue group will soon be placed in new homes.

Animal Rescue Corps says the cats were placed with New Leash on Life in Lebanon and left the emergency shelter on Wednesday.

The dogs, which now number 78, will be leaving the emergency shelter in Lebanon on Saturday. Some will be taken to placement partners in the Midwest, while two Tennessee based groups, New Leash on Life and Nashville Pittie will be picking up others.

The rest of the dogs will be taken to placement partners in Maryland on Sunday.

The rescue group says the number of dogs increased from 73 to 78 as additional dogs were surrendered from individuals who had been providing foster homes to the now shut down Puppy Patch group in White Pine.

The animals were seized on February 14 after they were found to be in deplorable conditions. Melissa Turner and Kimberly Turner were arrested.

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