animals seized in white county

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Person

Hillsboro, TN

#1 Jul 9, 2012
SPARTA, TN (WSMV)-
About 75 animals ranging from cats to a donkey were seized Monday morning in White County.

The local sheriff's office called it a hoarding situation and partnered with an animal rescue group to collect the animals.

Other animals seized from the property include dogs, dozens of chickens, ducks and rabbits.


Investigators said the property owner claims it's a sanctuary, but he doesn't have credentials to corroborate that statement.

The animals are being taken to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville.

It's unclear if anyone will be charged in the case.
Yep

Spencer, TN

#2 Jul 9, 2012
The property owner called the Sheriff Office and reported he couldn't take care of them.....Who called Channel 4 News???

Since: Apr 12

Spencer, TN

#3 Jul 9, 2012
I can venture a guess. I find it hard to imagine the property owner calling on themselves. I can however see a certain shelter worker calling both the sheriff's office and local news as she has threatened to do in the past.
Ryanne

Tracy City, TN

#4 Jul 9, 2012
these are good people who provided a good service to our county for twenty years... now that they are in their 60's and 70's they ask to get out of it and find news cameras on their door step and their own personal animals taken away with the strays
Ryanne

Tracy City, TN

#5 Jul 9, 2012
and the name "The Sanctuary" was not meant as a label. When the property was purchased he was told he had a limited time to live and it was meant to be his "Sanctuary"... needless to say he survived and within the county, the name took on a new meaning.
Care

Cookeville, TN

#6 Jul 9, 2012
I truly believe the owners intentions were good and just. There are so many animals in White Co that are just thrown by the roadside by uncaring owners!!! At least these folks have been attempting to take care of unwanted animals with little or no financial or physical help. The News did state the owners requested assistance and called the WCSO. I commend them for their giving hearts; it seems it got to be too much for them.
NOWAY

Crossville, TN

#7 Jul 9, 2012
The owner DID NOT call anyone for help!! A animal rescue org had been onsite on numerous occasions gathering info.!!! The animals were in deploriable conditions...Anyone who ever left a pet there should be ashamed
good luck

Manchester, TN

#8 Jul 9, 2012
NOWAY wrote:
The owner DID NOT call anyone for help!! A animal rescue org had been onsite on numerous occasions gathering info.!!! The animals were in deploriable conditions...Anyone who ever left a pet there should be ashamed
OH wow!!! you must be a really important person to know more than the news channel. I am amazed at the great info you can pull out of your ass. BLAH

The workers on Golden Mtn provided a great service that went unappreciated by many. They worked hard and very little help and most of their money went to protect these animals. The years have grown on them and they did the right thing. Ask for help. They could have just gave up, opened the fences and been done with it. I've glad they took the high route and reached out and brought help in knowing that they could no longer provided the excellent help that they've provided for years.
val

Tracy City, TN

#9 Jul 10, 2012
sad
curious

Cookeville, TN

#10 Jul 10, 2012
So are you all saying that the place that was itercepted was the sanctuary?
NOWAY

Crossville, TN

#11 Jul 10, 2012
good luck wrote:
<quoted text>
OH wow!!! you must be a really important person to know more than the news channel. I am amazed at the great info you can pull out of your ass. BLAH
The workers on Golden Mtn provided a great service that went unappreciated by many. They worked hard and very little help and most of their money went to protect these animals. The years have grown on them and they did the right thing. Ask for help. They could have just gave up, opened the fences and been done with it. I've glad they took the high route and reached out and brought help in knowing that they could no longer provided the excellent help that they've provided for years.
Yeah they took the high route!! Every animal on that property had been neglected...and I do know more than you im sure in this case.
Ryanne

Tracy City, TN

#12 Jul 10, 2012
lol. I'm sure you don't know more than me!

yes, the conditions of the dogs weren't great but they had food water and shelter and the county was asked by the owner to take them. As for the rest of the animals, there really wasn't too much wrong there.
its sad

Cookeville, TN

#13 Jul 10, 2012
To me it is so sad that an individual calls upon help from locals,and all they do in return is call in the media.Here this family was just trying to get help for themselves and the animals,they call the sheriff,and he calls in the media,how low can one get.For years they have taken in stray animals and found great homes for them,now all everyone wants to do is talk about how horrible they where,if they where horrible they would have never asked for help,they wanted what was best.
NOWAY

Crossville, TN

#14 Jul 10, 2012
its sad wrote:
To me it is so sad that an individual calls upon help from locals,and all they do in return is call in the media.Here this family was just trying to get help for themselves and the animals,they call the sheriff,and he calls in the media,how low can one get.For years they have taken in stray animals and found great homes for them,now all everyone wants to do is talk about how horrible they where,if they where horrible they would have never asked for help,they wanted what was best.
You continue to believe what you want to..but they did not ask for help!! they were busted out right!! Anyone who would leave an animal there also have big mental problem. Place is disgusting, animals had freakin green water,living in their own feces, dogs chained to trees on 3 foot chain, ducks living in filth, and the list goes on..They never asked for help. Lucky for the animals the right people came along and said this aint happening anymore.
God bless those animals who suffered there.
wrong

Sparta, TN

#15 Jul 10, 2012
Ryanne wrote:
lol. I'm sure you don't know more than me!
yes, the conditions of the dogs weren't great but they had food water and shelter and the county was asked by the owner to take them. As for the rest of the animals, there really wasn't too much wrong there.
AND WHAT ABOUT THE ***DEAD*** ANIMALS? No one is mentioning them
NOWAY

Crossville, TN

#16 Jul 11, 2012
Absolutely...lets talk about the dead animals!!
Thats a wonderful service they did for your community!! They should be in jail!!!!
FYI - get it straight

Pittsboro, NC

#17 Jul 11, 2012
the people that dropped off dogs because YOU were to irresponsible to finish what you started and get your animals Spayed & Neutered. Hundreds of Preg. females which were YOUR fault were just "dumped".
#1-YOU should be prosecuted.
Over years of such animals, sick and well, the disease situation became rampant. Yes even a bit of a "Horder syndrone" I'm sure. But the public contributed.
Help had been offered and a healthy limit on the human's part would have prevented this. YOU the Peple that drop off animals, are truly the villans. I agree, they should have just turned them in to the Animal Shelter. If you really cared what happened to your animals you could have done that yourself.
So why didn't you? And don't tell me you didn't want them killed. When you dropped them off you didn't give a D..M and you know it. Bleeding hearts do not impress me when 90% of them do not Spay/Neuter the animals but just get tired of them.
Wild dogs,Ferrel cats, diseased animals are a danger to those of you that have domestic pets.
RESCUE? sorry more Humane to dispose of them legally than to perpetrate Inhumane treatment.
The Economy plays a part in it this too. But take care of your children and their needs BEFORE you buy them a pet you cannot afford. That includes Vet care, food, Rabies & other immuniztions as well as SPAY/NEUTER. Old saying, "a cut dog has no pups" means neither the male or female.
I do not care if you agree or not.... you the people are at fault for all of these situations one way or another. Demand - Supply....Take your responsibility. And QUIT prentending you care!!!!
Kel

Mcminnville, TN

#18 Jul 11, 2012
YOU are right on that. People would just throw the animals out and run like a turkey to get away from them. Whst kind of a person is that? Thse people did the best they could under the conditions TO CARE FOR THESE PITIFUL ANIMALS Why could't these people that threw their pets away at least throw out a bag of food once in a while? BE KIND TO DUMB ANIMALS FOR THEY ARE GOD'S CREATION TO.
goodpeople

Nashville, TN

#19 Jul 11, 2012
I got my dog from there a couple of years ago, they're very nice people, and thanks to them "Missy" has become my best friend. I'm glad they did the service they did at their best thanks to them dozens of animals were rescued instead of dying on the side of the road. My grandfather (before he passed) took puppies there a few times because he was too old to take care of them but wanted them cared for and those people did so.:)
Ryanne wrote:
and the name "The Sanctuary" was not meant as a label. When the property was purchased he was told he had a limited time to live and it was meant to be his "Sanctuary"... needless to say he survived and within the county, the name took on a new meaning.
goodpeople

Nashville, TN

#20 Jul 11, 2012
DUDE,,, EFFF OFFFFF!!!!!!!
NOWAY wrote:
The owner DID NOT call anyone for help!! A animal rescue org had been onsite on numerous occasions gathering info.!!! The animals were in deploriable conditions...Anyone who ever left a pet there should be ashamed

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