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Animals Rescued from Hoarders Nursed to Health, Up for Adoption

For more than 100 animals found hoarded a Fayette County home, the veterinarian who helped rescue them calls their recovery miraculous.
OAKLAND, TN (abc24.com) - For more than 100 animals found hoarded a Fayette County home, the veterinarian who helped rescue them calls their recovery miraculous.

After being rescued from their Moscow, Tennessee home, which by all accounts was more like a house of horrors, dozens of animals are looking for new homes.

According to Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Dunlap, there are "40 to 50 dogs that still need homes, we also have 20 cats that still need homes… we have two rabbits, two guinea pigs, doves, pigeons, and gerbils that are looking for their forever homes."

It's been nearly two weeks since Dr. Dunlap helped rescue more than 160 animals who were living in horrible conditions at the home of William Parr.

On September 25, Dr. Dunlap told abc24.com, "The cages were so encrusted with feces and hair we had to peel back to search for animals inside the cages."

Five of the animals inside those cages made their first public appearance at Hollywood Feed in Oakland. Dr. Dunlap says since their rescue, "they've made tremendous progress, it's amazing. When we pulled them out less than two weeks ago they did not know what a human hand was."

Their recovery is thanks in large part to the human hands of Dr. Dunlap and Diane Robinson of the American Humane Association.

Now that the animals have been nursed back to health, spayed, neutered, vaccinated and heartworm tested, Dunlap and Robinson want others to experience the miracle by adopting the animals.

"It's sad for us to see them go," Robinson said. "We've put so much into them; it's so rewarding to know the outcome."

Adoption day for the rescued animals is Saturday, October 6 at 7475 Highway 64 in Oakland.

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