20 beagle-mixed dogs now getting second chance after neglection


Several dogs in Greeneville are now looking for their second chance. 

According to staff from the Greeneville Humane Society, 20 dogs were recently rescued from a neglect and hoarding case in the city. 

The Beagle mixes were all rescued from the same home after Greeneville police officers found the dogs in deplorable condition, many starving and covered to their knees in feces. 

They are now undergoing treatment at the shelter, and are up for adoption. 

Shelter staff says they anticipate the previous owners will face multiple charges of animal cruelty. We have reached out to the Greeneville Police Department to confirm the extent of the charges. 

According to a police report from the Greeneville Police Department, officers responded to an animal cruelty case on East Milligan Drive.  

Deputies said they made it to the home and noticed a strong odor.  

Inside the house, officers say the house was in very poor condition with furniture destroyed.  

There were 21 dogs and six cats in the house, along with three cats in backyard cages.  

Deputies say one of the dogs had a cyst hanging from the right jaw.  

Officers say the suspects, Patricia and Kendall Kinney, live at the residence.  

According to police Patricia Kinney stated she had a stroke over two years ago and that the home got out of control after her stroke.  

Ms. Kinney said there were lights and running water at the home, but dog feces covered almost everything in the residence.  

Both suspects were transported to the Greene County Detention Center without incident on the charges of aggravated cruelty to animals.

The Greeneville Humane Society says even though the dogs have a long way to go, they are making process. 

You can help the dogs during their treatment by visiting gchumanesociety.com

The dogs that were rescued are pictured below: 

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