The 84 horses UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers are sheltering in Nashville now have company — 17 starving dogs rescued from a squalid trailer in East Tennessee.
The dogs are mostly 35- to 50-pound terrier and chow mixes. They were emaciated with matted fur, parasites and open wounds. The trailer had no water or electricity and was filled with feces and urine. Neighbors reported that the property owners had moved away, leaving the dogs behind with no food or water.
The Grainger County Sheriff’s Department and the Grainger County Humane Society asked The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which also led the rescue of the 84 horses, to remove the dogs. The rescued dogs will be cared for by The HSUS and United Animal Nations until their custody is determined.