Dogs 'rescued' from Cleveland shelter sent to 'house of horrors'

photo Animal Rescue Corps and Hamblen County officials rescue more 60 animals from a home in Northeast Tennessee.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - A recent raid on a cramped "house of horrors" animal shelter near Morristown, Tenn., saved some dogs that earlier were removed from the Cleveland Animal Shelter by a local rescue group.

More than 70 animals, almost all of them dogs, were seized at the Puppy Patch by the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society and later taken by the Animal Rescue Corps of Lebanon, Tenn. Seven dogs and 15 puppies from Cleveland are thought to have been sent to the Puppy Patch in December 2013 and in January, according to a Feb. 16 posting on Cleveland for a No Kill City's Facebook page.