On December 19, 2014 The Humane Society of the United States assisted with the rescue of approximately 60 dogs from appalling conditions in Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
Upon serving a warrant, the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department discovered a variety of medium and large mix-breed dogs living in cages strewn throughout the house and outside. All of the dogs were covered in feces and filth, and many suffered from urine scalding, emaciation and dehydration. Rescuers also found multiple deceased dogs in a freezer on the property.
The Humane Society of the United States worked alongside local authorities and partners to remove all of the animals from the property. All of the animals are being safely transported to HSUS Emergency Placement Partners where they will be thoroughly examined by teams of veterinarians and receive any necessary medical treatment.