Animal Rescue Corps helps remove 40 animals from Hardin Co. home

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Animal Rescue Corps helped Hardin County Animal Control remove more than 40 animals this week from what they describe as a hoarding situation.

Dogs, a cat, mice and rats all were recovered when the property owner surrendered the animals, according to Animal Rescue Corps.

Hardin County Animal Rescue CorpsThe group says 18 dogs were inside the home along with four dogs chained outside. The cat reportedly was underweight and dehydrated.

Officials with the rescue group describe the home as having poor air quality due to high ammonia levels along with plywood flooring that was soaked with urine.

The group also found four mice and three adult rats in enclosures inside the home, one with a litter of about 11 newborn babies.

Planning for the rescue began when Hardin County Animal Rescue responded to a bite report at the address.

The rescue group transported the animals to an emergency shelter in Lebanon.