Monday, April 27, 2015

LAWRENCEBURG TN: 4/27 UPDATE & PHOTOS RE: 32 DOGS & 1 POT BELLY PIG NEED RESCUE IMMEDIATELY! DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP!

Beeboo - 6yr. Old spayed female Lab X - needs rescue
Click HERE to view the Facebook photo album for the dogs and pot-belly pig; it is notated by Lauren Barker "All of these animals are in desperate need of rescue BEFORE Friday May 1, 2015. If you can help, please contact Lauren ASAP at CivicSiChic17@aim.com. Almost all of them are spayed/neutered and heartworm negative." Following is the forwarded update from Linda Blessing:
From: Linda Blessing [mailto:Linda.Blessing@tn.gov
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 8:33 AMTo: nonniechambers12@bellsouth.netUPDATE - LAWRENCEBURGTN - 32 DOGS URGENTLY NEED RESCUE IMMEDIATELY DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP!
If you have access to Facebook, you can find pictures of the dogs needing rescue.  Most have been spay/neutered, de-wormed and given shots, and checked for HW.  I am not able to download the update provided by Lauren Barker, but she has placed pictures of the dogs.  You can follow the post on my FB page "Linda Blessing, ClarksvilleTN" or go to her FB page.  She has 30 pictures available in an album.  Please check them out
I apologize I am not able to download them directly to you to cross-post them, but the pictures are there.  They are healthy and look very happy.  They just don't know that their world is fixing to be turned upside down again due to a bad situation.  Jack hurt his back on Saturday morning making it difficult to provide basic care for the dogs now.  Please check out the album Lauren has posted and follow her update to see if you can possibly help in any way.
Jack wanted me to be sure to convey a huge "Thank you for any support you have or can provide to these dogs". 
 Linda Blessing, Revenue OfficerTennessee Department of RevenueP. O. Box 190665NashvilleTN  37219
Phone: (615) 741-9831Fax:  (615) 532-6339Email:  Linda.Blessing@tn.gov
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4/24 POST

Lawrenceburg is the county seat of Lawrence County in Tennessee
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Katie Walter" <katie.walter@att.net>
Date: Apr 24, 2015 10:53 AM

Subject: LAWRENCEBURG, TN - 32 DOGS URGENTLY NEED RESCUE IMMEDIATELY!! - DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP!!


From: Linda Blessing [mailto:Linda.Blessing@tn.gov]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 10:47 AM
To: nonniechambers12@bellsouth.net
LAWRENCEBURG, TN
- 32 DOGS URGENTLY NEED RESCUE IMMEDIATELY!! - DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP!!

I am sending out the following personal request of a friend that has gone through cancer, divorce, lost his only vehicle for transportation, and now having to sell his farm.  Due to circumstances beyond his control, he has 32 dogs that either need rescue immediately, some of which need to be put down humanely.  These dogs were pulled under multiple false rescue names from out of state AC facilities, and AC did not even question the so called rescue!  The dogs were pulled for the purpose of the sponsorship funds and then abandoned, leaving Jack to care for them and place.
He doesn't have a way of sending pictures or transporting them, but he can provide you with additional information if you text him or call him at: 931-201-3499.  His phone gets limited reception at his residence so please leave a message or attempt texting him.  If you don't reach him, please don't give up.  Time is of the essence! 
The sale of his home is pending upon the dog's removal.  The Sherriff's office and humane society state they are unable to help.  There is a local vet that is willing to evaluate and humanely put down the dogs that need to be put down at a charge of $20 per dog.  There are no rescues in that isolated area of Tennessee
The information below is what I was able to find out, so if you find anything that you can help place, or would like more information PLEASE don't hesitate to contact him ASAP.

Again, the sale of his home is pending upon the removal of these dogs and he wants to ensure these dogs don't get into the wrong hands for dog fighting.  They are all in great health according to the Sherriff's office.  He also needs financial assistance for the vet's evaluation/services, and possibly for dog food as he is on a fixed disability income, trying to keep up the house notes/utilities.  You can call donations directly into the vet's office for vetting needs or the local TSC or CO-OP for dog food contributions but you will need to obtain info from him to ensure the funds are not utilized by the other party that pulled/abandoned the dogs in the first place
This is what he has advised:
"There is no animal control with in 80 miles of here.  I have 32 dogs left.  What I have left are  a young full blooded Shepard, and a Mastiff mix, both great with kids and other dogs.  And I still have a Chi-Weenie mix, sweet loves people, and a Bassett/Husky, who is great with everything.  The rest are Lab mixes, and 14 Pits, and I also have three brown Lab mix pups." 
Again, if you are interested in contributing in any way, call Jack at: 931-201-3499 to ensure the funds go directly to where they are intended, and that the funds are not utilized by any other parties.