Justice for 33 Dogs Forced to Live in Feces-Filled Home

Target: Tommy A. Thomas, District Attorney General for Obion County, Tennessee

Goal: Punish the person responsible for the reported neglect of over 30 dogs.

A homeowner is facing animal cruelty citations after allegedly neglecting 33 dogs and forcing them to live in filth. Rescue staff from national welfare group Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) say that the floors in the home were covered in a thick layer of feces, urine, and other debris. The smell of feces and ammonia coming from the home was so bad that it could be smelled outside and even in neighboring yards. The animals were also reportedly left with no access to food or water.

According to ARC Director of Animal Welfare, Kim Rezac, the animals were “on death’s door” when they were found. Some adult dogs and even a puppy reportedly showed signs of prolonged neglect. This includes broken bones, emaciation, mange, dehydration, intestinal worms, external parasites, runny eyes, and alopecia. Several large dogs were reportedly chained outside without shelter.

The dogs are now in the care of the ARC until they can be transferred to various shelters and rescue organizations across Obion County. They required extensive veterinary care and some will need to be monitored.

The animals in this home suffered greatly under the alleged filthy conditions that they were forced to live in. The reported lack of food or medical care further solidifies this as a case of deliberate neglect. Sign the petition below to ask that the person responsible face the maximum possible penalty, if found guilty.


Dear Mr. Thomas,

Over 30 dogs were recently rescued from a home where they were reportedly forced to live in filth. According to officials, feces, urine, and other debris caked the floors. The smell inside the home was so bad that neighbors had complained. The animals, who were left without access to water and food, reportedly showed signs of ongoing neglect, including emaciation, dehydration, mange, parasites, and more. Several large dogs were found chained outside without shelter, food, or water.

The rescued animals required extensive veterinary care, and will require the help of several rescue organizations and shelters to find new homes. This suffering was unnecessary — the owner could have surrendered the animals long before they reached this state. We, the undersigned, ask you to ensure justice for these animals by seeking the maximum possible punishment for their abuser.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Sonja Beyer says:

    NEVER let those people keep ANY animal again!

  2. must punish these animal hoarders now.


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