Ordinarily a 31-dog addition to the Hawkins County Humane Society's population, including two pregnant mamas, would be a borderline disaster for the animal shelter.
The Hawkins County Humane Society had quite an eventful year in 2019 with more than 434 dogs and 295 cats taken in, including 39 dogs and 100 cats from animal control.
The Hawkins County Humane Society usually averages one to two total adoptions per day, but throughout March that has increased to three to five adoptions per day. On March 1, they had 50 dogs. As of Tuesday, they had only 15.
An official with ABB Manufacturing told the Times News on Thursday that the Rogersville plant closed on Tuesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 will be reopened following the completion of a “deep cleaning” of the plant and screening process for employees.
Sunday afternoon, HCSO Deputy Dustin Winter returned to Ellis’ residence at 200 Meadowview Road just north of Surgoinsville to find seven dogs living in a 4-by-8 foot shed on top of 8-12 inches of feces that covered the entire floor.
Throughout February, all of the Hawkins County Humane Society’s Lonely Heart dogs and cats that have been there 90 days or more are $30.
On Tuesday the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office and staff from the Humane Society responded to a residence on Carters Valley Road near Mount Carmel due to a complaint from a concerned neighbor about animals being neglected.
A Schnauzer that was lost 12 years ago but never forgotten was reunited with his first family Tuesday at the Hawkins County Humane Society thanks to a tell-tale ear injury that “Max” suffered while being born.
“As soon as they opened the gate for me to take him home you could tell he knew he was going to a better home. He was ecstatic, all excited and happy, wagging his tail.” — Daren Livesay
Area artists have contributed their work to benefit the Hawkins County Humane Society at its inaugural “Arts, Crafts and More Silent Auction for the Animals” on Friday evening in downtown Rogersville.
The Hawkins County Humane Society is again above capacity and in desperate need of new homes for these pets. The HCHS is a no-kill shelter and a is asking the public especially consider adopting a dog or cat that has been been at the shelter for over three months.
“I want to personally thank Cpl. Eric Pease for seeing this heartbreaking situation and making the call to get these animals saved. He is the true hero here, but are so many others that need our help.” — Sandy Behnke
Dogs are reduced to $40 with puppies at $65 and our ‘long-term dogs’ with us over 90 days are at $30. All cats and kittens are $30. We are a no-kill facility and need all the help we can get. Please come see our dogs and cats.
A 19-year-old macaque monkey named Josie now has a permanent home, and the Church Hill woman who abandoned Josie caged in a sweltering hot mobile home can no longer own animals without court permission.
All dogs are reduced to $30 (puppies $65). For our ‘Abandoned Dogs’ with us for over 90 days we have an extra discount to $20. All kittens and neutered cats are $10 and non-neutered cats at $20. These specials are through Saturday August 17.