PetSafe brand has donated $8,000 to Union County Humane Society (UCHS) to help with the cost of veterinary services needed for the 136 dogs rescued earlier this month from hoarders in Union County, Tenn.
Tammy Rouse, Executive Director of the UCHS, was at the home in Maynardville on March 12 when the homeowners were charged with animal cruelty for hoarding 136 dogs inside their 1,000 square foot home.
“The conditions in the house were unbearable,” said Rouse. “The dogs were living in a cramped space, literally wall to wall. This is the worst animal hoarding case I have ever seen in the 19 years I have been in this business.”
The UCHS closed briefly while its staff managed the unexpected intake. Humane organizations in nearby counties accepted care of some of the dogs.
“We are grateful for PetSafe brand’s donation to UCHS,” said Rouse. “This support, earmarked for veterinary care, is essential for the wellbeing of these dogs, who are in need of care and vaccinations before we can offer them to potential families for adoption.”
Randy Boyd, Executive Chairman of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand, believes in supporting the welfare of dogs in the company’s communities.
“The UCHS is doing important work, particularly in this situation helping so many dogs to get healthy and ultimately adopted,” said Boyd. “I’m proud of our PetSafe brand staff, being proactive in offering financial and product support and giving these caregivers the resources they need.”