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Dogs 'rescued' from Cleveland shelter sent to 'house of horrors'

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CLEVELAND, TN (Times Free Press) -

A recent raid on a cramped "house of horrors" animal shelter near Morristown, Tenn., saved some dogs that earlier were removed from the Cleveland Animal Shelter by a local rescue group.

More than 70 animals, almost all of them dogs, were seized at the Puppy Patch by the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society and later taken by the Animal Rescue Corps of Lebanon, Tenn. Seven dogs and 15 puppies from Cleveland are thought to have been sent to the Puppy Patch in December 2013 and in January, according to a Feb. 16 posting on Cleveland for a No Kill City's Facebook page.

"These animals have been living in a house of horrors, with an overwhelming stench of ammonia and an unbelievable buildup of feces all over," Animal Rescue Corps President Scotlund Haisley said on that organization's website.

Rescuers had to wear masks while removing animals from the home. They found dogs housed in stacked crates, sometimes more than one puppy or dog in a crate. The animals were living in filth.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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