Multiple emergency and rescue crews were able to save 18 dogs from deplorable conditions in Maury County.
Reports stated the Maury County Office of Emergency Management worked with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Maury County Rabies Control, Maury County Animal Shelter, Maury County Pet Pals, and the Maury County Disaster Animal Response Team to rescue the animals Thursday.
Authorities said the dogs, who ranged from puppies to older dogs, were living in dangerous conditions.
Two volunteer dog rescue groups, Snooty Giggles and the Animal Rescue Assistance Team TN, also responded. Both groups helped with obtaining medical evaluation, treatment, and nourishment for the dogs. They also aided in finding temporary foster homes for the dogs until they can be permanently adopted.
Officials said they're proud of the partnership between the involved agencies that allowed the animals to be rescued quickly and provided with care.