Dogs Rescued from Horrific Conditions at Dickson County Home, Need Adoption


DICKSON COUNTY, Tennessee (WKRN) – Ten dogs living in dire conditions have been rescued from a home in Dickson County. The dogs were found without food and without dirty, undrinkable water.

“It was disgusting,” said Vivienne Akhdary, executive director of the Humane Society of Dickson County.

A concerned citizen called Animal Control with concerns about the dogs.

“The animal control officers told the gentleman that you have a choice – either ditch the animals or we’ll cite you for negligence,” Akhdary said. The man returned the animals and at this point he will not face any charges.

The Humane Society of Dickson County says they were already overcrowded before they found these dogs, but they just couldn’t repel them. The group is mainly funded by donations and needs $ 3,000 to $ 4,000 to take care of the new dogs.

Dogs have a variety of needs, including one that needs a lump removed; others are malnourished and neglected.

“People say, ‘Oh, that’s not much,’ but we have to support this facility, pay the staff and buy food. We currently have around 90 dogs and around 120 cats. We are really overwhelmed, ”Akhdary says.

All the dogs will be rehabilitated and then up for adoption.

“We’re just going to give these animals some food care. We will have our vet examine them for any issues, eliminate them and check them off to make sure they are healthy and that God, God willing, will help them find a home. Good homes, that’s our, that’s our goal.

Until then, Akhdary says they are in desperate need of help. Items they will accept:

  • Dog and cat food
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Donations in kind
  • Monetary donation

To donate, visit their website, call them at 615-446-7387, email [email protected] or send a check to 311 Tennsco Road, Dickson, TN 37055. Click here to access their wishlist.

HSDC is also looking for volunteers and host families. If you are interested, Click here.

Akhdary says they are desperate and frustrated with no end in sight. These dogs are just a few of the many overlooked animals they see every day, and the only way to stop them is for lawmakers to enact a spay and neuter law to help control the population of pets in Tennessee.

Until then, Akhdary says they will continue to do whatever they can to save lives.


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