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More Than 75 Animals Placed In Shelters After Morristown Rescue

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LEBANON, Tenn. – More than 75 animals have been placed into shelters and other various organizations after being rescued from what officials called "deplorable conditions" from a home in Hamblen County. 

Officials with the Animal Rescue Corps said 78 dogs will be leaving the organization's emergency shelter in Lebanon on Saturday and placed with rescue groups across the country in hopes of being adopted. Two local rescue groups "New Leash on Life" and "Nashville PITTIE" will be picking up any additional dogs. They said two cats have also been placed with "New Leash on Life."

The animals were rescued on February 16 after crews from the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society responded to a complaint of possible animal cruelty at a home in Morristown, about four hours east of Nashville.

Officials in Hamblen County contacted the ARC for further assistance.

On Sunday, the ARC said the remaining dogs will be transported to placement partners in Maryland.

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