Animals rescued during Operation Mending Hearts ready for future

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Animals rescued last week from a home in Hamblen County will soon have new homes.

Dozens of animals have been sheltered in Lebanon since Animal Rescue Corps rescued them from a property in Morristown, Tenn. on Feb. 15.

The two cats have been placed with New Leash on Life in Lebanon and left the emergency shelter on Wednesday. 

Most of the 78 dogs will leave the emergency shelter Saturday. 

The number of dogs increased from the original 73 to 78 as additional dogs were surrendered to ARC this week from people who provided foster homes to the now-defunct organization, Operation Mending Hearts.

A transport team on Saturday will pick up a group of dogs headed to placement partners in the Midwest. Two local rescue groups – New Leash on Life and Nashville Pittie – will also pick up additional dogs.

On Sunday, ARC will take the remaining dogs to placement partners in Maryland. 

The local emergency shelter where the animals were sheltered at 200 Carver Ln. in Lebanon.

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