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Ky. Humane Society set to take in 12 dogs rescued form 'horrific' conditions in Tenn.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Thursday, the Kentucky Humane Society will be taking in 12 dogs rescued from "horrific" conditions in Tennessee.

On April 12, a variety of dogs were found emaciated, living in complete darkness and several inches deep in their own feces.

According to a press release from the Animal Rescue League, the dogs were so filthy and matted that some of their breeds were not immediately identifiable. Some of the dogs were even stuck to their cages by their own excrement.

Some were in critical condition and rushed off the property to a veterinary hospital for emergency care.

ARC dubbed this rescue Operation Midnight Run after rushing overnight to the property from a rescue at a puppy mill in Illinois.

Another rescue was made in Lebanon, Tenn., on April 15, where 10 more dogs were found living in extreme filth.

Seven of those were chained to trees in deep mud and three were found in a trailer, during what was called Operation Spring Three.

The dogs brought to the Kentucky Humane Society will be placed in foster homes for medical and behavioral treatment before they can be adopted. Once the dogs have been assessed and spayed and neutered, some will be available for adoption sooner.

Officials say the seven dogs pictured are some of the 12 that will be headed to Louisville.

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