Thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers from all over the country working with the great folks of Mountain Home Pets along with United Animal Nations and HSUS, the former EDNAH "sanctuary" looks like a very different place today.
Baxter County District Judge Van Gearhart ruled yesterday that 327 animals found in filthy conditions at a so-called sanctuary can be relocated and adopted into new homes. Judge Gearhart denied the owners’ request to regain custody of the animals, mostly dogs, and charged William and Tammy Hanson with 27 additional counts of animal cruelty.
Today, the same judge ruled that all the dogs be transferred to HSUS as of Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. Mountain Home Pets is working to get qualified rescue organizations lined up to accept the animals.