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Over 200 dogs discovered at Tennessee hoarder's home

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According to Wednesday's WSMV News, a massive dog rescue is underway in Bradley County, Tenn., following the discovery of 237 dogs living in squalor at the home of a hoarder.

The dogs located at the McDonald home, on Candies Creek Road, range in age from newborn to adult - the conditions at that residence have been described as deplorable. According to WTVC News, multiple dogs were crammed into individual crates which appeared to have been left uncleaned for an undetermined period of time.

Bradley County SPCA Volunteer Ashley Critten stated:

Five or six dogs in one kennel. There's no telling how long it's been before these dogs cleaned. It's horrible,"

She added:

It was just heartbreaking, really heartbreaking. They are beautiful animals that can have a wonderful life and the situation just needs a lot of help,"

Multiple agencies are working to rescue the hoarded animals, including the Bradley County SPCA and A Paw And A Prayer dog rescue. The Bradley County Sheriff's Office has stated that an investigation into the situation is currently underway.

The Bradley County SPCA updated their Facebook followers on Wednesday:

We are currently in contact with The Humane Society of the United States and are working on a possible arrangement to bring in national assistance to deal with today's intake. Thanks to everyone who had donated and volunteered so far.

Follow the Bradley County SPCA as they work to save these dogs here.

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