Dogs rescued from Blount Co. house fire rehabilitated

Photo courtesy of Judy Graham.

BLOUNT CO., Tenn (WVLT) -- Fire crews rescued 20 dogs from a house fire in Walland early Friday morning.

Local 8 News spoke with the Blount Co. Animal Center who said they are caring for 19 of the dogs. They said one stayed with the owner.

The mix of Pomeranians, Yorkies and Chihuahuas are all being groomed and getting all the TLC they can handle from Animal Center volunteers.

Kristin Baksa from the Animal Center said they have three males ready for adoption as of Monday. They plan to have more ready later this week.

The Animal Center was notified by Blount Co. firefighters about the situation on Friday. They responded to the scene and took the dogs into custody from there.

Some of the dogs had matted fur, but all seemed to be well fed, according to Baska.

They have all been groomed and volunteers are working with the pups toward rehabilitation.

Duke and Flossie after being rescued from the fire. Photo courtesy of Judy Graham.