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Rescued dogs begin to leave Lebanon

Staff Reports • Jan 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM

After rescuing more than 150 dogs in Tennessee, Animal Rescue Corps volunteers distributed about a third of them from a temporary shelter in Lebanon to shelters across the country with plans to send the rest of the dogs to shelters to find new homes through Wednesday.

The dogs were rescued during five different parts of Operation Resolution throughout Tennessee in January.

“It’s always an exciting day when the animals begin to leave the ARC emergency shelter,” said Scotlund Haisley, founder of Animal Rescue Corps. “As they move into the trusted hands of our placement partners, we celebrate this next big step in their journey to a loving home. Fifty-three animals left the shelter [Sunday], and we look forward to sharing their progress and adoption updates with you in the future.

The dogs will be sent to placement shelters in Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and Illinois.

When the animals arrive in their new cities, they’ll continue with medical treatments and behavioral rehabilitation, and when the animals are ready, they will be adopted into their new forever homes.

Animal Rescue Corps partnered with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team for the first time. The team specializes in ground and air transport of rescued animals.

“We are grateful they mobilized on short notice to come fill several critical transport runs as the animals from Operation Resolution begin their journey to our placement partners,” Haisley said.

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