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New animal neglect probe under way in Hawkins County

staff report • Apr 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

MOORESBURG — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Hawkins County Humane Society and Treadway Equine Animal Rescue Sanctuary (TEARS) responded to a Mooresburg residence just off of Route 31 Sunday on a complaint of a large number and variety of neglected animals in need of rescue.

Among the animals reported by rescuers are two horses, a pony, a donkey, as well as rabbits and goats, nine roosters and nine dogs.

One representative of the Humane Society told the Times-News Sunday it is among the worst cases of animal neglect she has ever witnessed.

The Times-News will follow the Mooresburg investigation as more information becomes available.

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