Roane County Puppy Mill Bust

9/11/10 update:  Maura has been adopted!

6/12/10 update:  Winnie's adoption is final!

5/5/10 update:  Marlo has been adopted!

4/22/10 update:  Curly's adoption is final!

4/2/10 update:  Winnie, Curly, Marlo and Maura are the only rescues that came from the Roane County puppy mill that have not been adopted. Please check out their rescue pages today for more information about these great dogs that deserve great homes.

Winnie   Curly   Marlo   Maura
Winnie
ADOPTED
  Curly
ADOPTED
  Marlo
ADOPTED
  Maura
ADOPTED

With your continued support, we were able to place the following dogs from the Roane County puppy mill bust in wonderful homes and give them a second chance in life to be loved and appreciated as all dogs should be:   Georgia, George, Gracie, Minnow, Twig, Remy, Hershey, Freddy, Maura's babies (Duncan and Keelin), Marlo's babies (Biscotti, Lorna and Newton), Maeve, Charity, Frosty, Joy, Kris, Sushi, Olive, Cocoa Puff, and Coffee.


Almost 30 dogs were removed from a Roane County Puppymill on November 4th, and on November 5th SBRET went to the Roane County Shelter to bathe, groome, and treat parasites for all of the dogs. We took 13 dogs with us to care for while awaiting a December 14 court date. During that time we vaccinated the dogs, screened for heartworms, and started working on socialization and housetraining. Their fate was still unclear.

On December 14th we went to court and were delighted to learn that those dogs along with the remaining dogs on the property were being signed over by the owner. We could now begin spaying and neutering and taking care of other medical needs of the first 13 dogs in our care. We went back to the shelter on the afternoon of December 14th and bathed, groomed, and treated for parasites the 21 dogs brought in on that day. We took in another 10 dogs into our rescue. Unfortunately there are still about 50-60 dogs that were on the property on November 4 that are unaccounted for and we are hopeful that they will be located and that we will be able to help those too.

Little Paws Rescue of Kingston and Roane County Humane Society have also taken some of the dogs into their care and helped us bathe and groom the dogs as they were brought into the shelter. These are just a few pictures of the dogs' initial care.

 



 

This has been and will be a costly endeavor but oh so worth it as these dogs deserve a chance for a loving forever family, a warm bed, good food, and an overall better quality of life. If you would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of caring for these dogs, you can use the PayPal button below, mail a check to our P.O. Box, or make your donation in person at one of our upcoming events. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. Since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.

Mail your donation to:
SBRET
P.O. Box 22482
Knoxville, TN 37933
or Donate via PayPal:
or Donate in
person at
one of our
upcoming events!

See the notes below each dog's picture for his/her adoption status. A linked name goes to an individual rescue page with more info and pictures. A few of the dogs listed below are not yet available for adoption while others are already adopted or have pending adoptions.

Georgia George Gracie
Georgia
ADOPTED
George
ADOPTIED
Gracie
ADOPTED
 
Minnow Twig Remy
Minnow
ADOPTED
Twig
ADOPTED
Remy
ADOPTED
 
Hershey Freddie Freddie is a 6
year old male
long-haired
Chihuahua. He
was adopted by
his foster
family on 1/13/10.
Hershey
ADOPTED
Freddie
ADOPTED
 
 
Maura Keelin and Duncan
Maura was one of the original dogs taken from the Dodd property on November 4th.
She was filthy, like the other dogs. She was also very sweet, had a decent coat,
and only a few broken teeth. It was determined that Maura could stay in the
shelter, while some of the other dogs needed more immediate care. But, Maura had
a surprise for us - she had babies! She gave birth on Saturday, December 12th.
Monday afternoon, she and her surviving little ones came to SBRET to grow and
find their forever homes. Maura's a very sweet, calm girl who is a good mama.
She's been very good allowing us to check the pups daily, keeping a watchful eye.
Everyone has a good appetite, including Maura. Duncan has almost tripled in
size in just a week. Little Keelin is growing at a good pace, but not quite as
fast as big brother. We don't know who daddy is to these little brown puppies.
Maura is a good sized Pom mix, so we're just having to wait and watch them grow.

9/11/10 update: Maura has been adopted!
 
Duncan Duncan & Keelin Keelin
Duncan opened his
eyes 12/25/09.
At 14 days old,
Duncan weighed 1 lb., 6 oz.,
Keelin weighed 8 1/2 oz.
Keelin opened his
eyes 12/26/09.
 
Duncan and Keelin at 3 weeks
Duncan and Keelin at 3 weeks
1/9/10 update: Check out the new video of Maura, Keelin and Duncan:
http://www.vimeo.com/8609103
 
Keelin & Duncan (1/25/10 - 6 weeks old) Maura with her babies (1/25/10)
 
Keelin (1/25/10 - 6 weeks old)
ADOPTED
Duncan (1/25/10 - 6 weeks old)
ADOPTED
 
Marlo Marlo's puppies
Marlo
ADOPTED
Marlo's puppies: Biscotti, Lorna and Newton
 
Newton, Lorna and Biscotti on January 10 at 1 week old.
Newton Lorna Biscotti
Newton (8 oz.) Lorna (10 oz.)
ADOPTION PENDING
Biscotti (12 oz.)
ADOPTION PENDING
 
Newton, Lorna and Biscotti at 2 weeks old (1/17/10).
Newton Lorna Biscotti
Newton (1 lb., 2 oz.) Lorna (1 lb.)
ADOPTION PENDING
Biscotti (1 lb., 3 oz.)
ADOPTION PENDING
 
Newton, Lorna and Biscotti at 3 weeks old (1/24/10)
Newton Lorna Biscotti
Newton (1 lb., 9 oz.) Lorna (1 lb., 4 oz.)
ADOPTION PENDING
Biscotti (1 lb., 12 oz.)
ADOPTION PENDING
 
Newton, Lorna and Biscotti at 4 weeks old (1/31/10)
Newton Lorna Biscotti
Newton (2 lb., 3 oz.)
ADOPTED (3/7/10)
Lorna (1 lb., 11 oz.)
ADOPTED (3/7/10)
Biscotti (2 lb., 11 oz.)
ADOPTED (3/7/10)
 
Maeve Charity Frosty
Maeve
ADOPTED
Charity
ADOPTED
Frosty
ADOPTED
 
Joy Kris Sushi
Joy
ADOPTED
Kris
ADOPTED
Sushi
ADOPTED
 
Olive Cocoa Puff Coffee
Olive
ADOPTED
Cocoa Puff
ADOPTED
Coffee
ADOPTED
 
Coffee Winnie  
Curly
ADOPTED
Winnie
ADOPTED
 
 


There are several news stories available about the Roane County puppy mill bust. Below are just a few. For more information, search the internet for "Roane County Puppy Mill."

11/04/10: http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/15921/TN/US/
11/06/09: http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headlines/69406592.html
11/19/09: http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=105254
12/11/09: http://www.roaneviews.com/?q=node/4284
12/14/09: http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=107795&catid=2
12/14/09: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/dec/14/accused-harriman-puppy-mill-operator-surrenders/
12/14/09: http://animalhoardinginfo.blogspot.com/2009/12/roane-breeder-marjorie-dodd.html
12/15/09: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/dec/15/remaining-puppy-mill-dogs-surrendered/
12/15/09: New Tennessee law takes aim at puppy mills
12/15/09: http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional/13599561-1.html
01/01/10: http://www.theknoxvillejournal.com/inside/pages/news/New-law-aims-to-eliminate-horrible-puppy-mills-conditions.html
01/04/10: http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=109571&catid=2
01/04/10: http://dailyme.com/story/2010010400002682/brief-harriman-animal-abuse-case-postponed-til.html
01/11/10: Story in West Side Shopper-News

Please follow this page as we keep you updated and go to the available rescue page as the dogs become ready for their forever homes.