Humane Educational Society Assists With Dunlap Dog Rescue, 21 Dogs In Need Of Care

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The Humane Educational Society responded to a request for rescue assistance in Dunlap, TN.

Rhea County Animal Control has rescued a total of 21 dogs from the property. HES admitted 13 of the dogs for rehabilitation and adoption on Friday October 15th. Perry’s Promise and Marion Animal Resource Connection (MARC) also helped in the effort.

“The HES veterinary team is assessing their health today. Most appear to be a Chihuahua and Spaniel mix. They are shy and need some time to warm up, but they melt in your arms as soon as they feel safe – the shelter staff absolutely love them.” “Some may need long-term rehabilitation. We hope the healthy and social animals will be put up for adoption soon,” said Rebecca Bryan, executive director of HES. “Spaying and neutering, as well as general precautionary measures, are inaccessible to many people, no matter how much they love their pets.”

“HES was full or overloaded for most of the summer. We got lucky this week and had space to help our neighbors. “says HES managing director Rebecca Bryan.

The Rhea County Animal Shelter is currently caring for the remaining animals. Cheyenne Swafford, Rhea County’s Animal Welfare Officer, said, “If we can help, we’ll do everything we can to get the animals what they need. We are always happy when HES and other local rescue workers become active. “

Sequatchie Counties do not have local animal services; They rely on rescues like Marion Animal Resource Connection, East Tennessee Animal Alliance, and neighboring animal shelters like Rhea County Animal Shelter and HES for Animals in Need.

The dogs that arrived at HES today are currently undergoing an initial examination.

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