Hawkins Co. Humane Society at full capacity following rescues

Hawkins Co. Humane Society at full capacity following recent rescues

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The shelter has been forced to take in dozens of animals in the past week, many of which were recovered from a Rogersville woman's home in extremely unsanitary conditions. The shelter has been forced to take in dozens of animals in the past week, many of which were recovered from a Rogersville woman's home in extremely unsanitary conditions.

ROGERSVILLE (WJHL/WATE) - After 2 rescues totaling more than 70 animals, the Hawkins County Humane society is at full capacity.

"We've got some animals in our visitation room. We've got animals up front in cages. Our cat room is full and our kennels are pretty much full," said Hawkins County Humane Society Manager Vanessa Collins.

The shelter has been forced to take in dozens of animals in the past week, many of which were recovered from a Rogersville woman's home in extremely unsanitary conditions.

Workers told News Channel 11 this is the first time the Humane Society has taken in many of these kinds of animals. For many of the furry, and not so furry friends food is scarce.

"The birds, the lizards, the rats, and animals like that we've never dealt with here so we need food," said Assistant Manager Sandy Behnke. Behnke said they've received a lot of donations including food for the cats and dogs, and a cage for one of the guinea pigs. She said there is however, one thing the Humane Society still needs.

"We need crickets for the lizards that's very important," said Behnke.

Collins said many of the animals are recovering. But she said they are still trying to get a veterinarian to come out and look at all of them. She said they are still unsure when they will be able to begin adopting the animals out.

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