Many of the animals discovered in two recent rescues have been placed in foster homes in preparation of being placed up for adoption. A 100 plus dogs were found living in deplorable conditions just outside of Lebanon in southeast Wilson County on July 3. Officials said many of the animals rescued suffered from medical conditions such as mange, broken legs, bone disorders or blindness because they had not had daily care or medical attention. Days later, a second animal rescue occurred in White County where officials took in dogs, cats, chickens, fish, rabbits and turtles, among others.Many of the animals were underweight, suffered from external parasites and had untreated wounds.According to officials, many of the dogs will remain in foster care, where foster parents will spend time overseeing their recovery and training before being placed up for adoption. Agape Animal Rescue is one of the organizations handling the adoptions.
The Animal Rescue Corps initially provided care to the animals immediately following the rescues.