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HUMANE SOCIETY OF EAST TENNESSEE

It is Sue Burda's heart for rescue and maybe some stubbornness mixed in that have seen her through the tough times of operating a nonprofit. This Blount County resident founded Humane Society of East Tennessee 10 years ago after another rescue organization decided to call it quits on saving homeless cats and dogs.
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Meeting animals at the Tennessee Valley Fair

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – For more than 100 years, the Tennessee Valley Fair has celebrated East Tennessee and everything that makes it unique. That includes providing some unique experiences for kids and families. This year, you can get up close to animals from Little Ponderosa Zoo & Rescue in Kiddie Land.
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Black Bear Brings Tennessee Traffic to Halt, Stands in Middle of Road

Climbing temperatures and dry environments continue to fuel the wildfires of the West. Most recently, the Monument Fire burned through over 183,000 acres, growing more than 4,000 acres over a single night. In a dreary reality, this fire isn’t even the largest in the state of California. Instead, it comes in at third. As historic Gold Rush era towns burn to the ground, animals are also looking to escape the dangers.
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Tennessee zoo welcomes baby porcupine

CLINTON, Tenn. (Video: NBC/WBIR) — An animal rescue zoo in Tennessee has a new inhabitant -- a baby African crested porcupine. She's the newest family member of the Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue in Clinton. The little porcupine sticks close to her parents, who watch out for her, and the...
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How Jade the Cat Remarkably Survived a Deadly Tennessee Flood

One cat proved they do indeed have nine lives when it survived a deadly flood in. "Definitely used one of those lives, maybe two because of how crazy that was," the feline’s owner, Brittney Moss, said. She was out of town when her Waverly neighborhood was hit by a massive flood.
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Tennessee woman and founder of rescue clinic stays in Afghanistan to help animals during evacuations

KABUL, Afghanistan — A woman from Oliver Springs who flew to Afghanistan and started a rescue clinic for small animals is still in the country, according to reports. Charlotte Maxwell-Jones said that she could not board a military evacuation flight with the animals or charter a private flight before international troops left, according to reports. Instead, she stayed behind to help the cats and dogs under the care of Kabul Small Animal Rescue.
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Armyworms invade Tennessee, destroying lawns

Armyworms are marching and munching through lawns in Tennessee. Experts said we're experiencing an outbreak which happens every three to five years, but this one seems to be extreme. "Frustration is everywhere," Agronomics Department Manager at Site One Landscape Supply Anthony Weaver said. These creatures will eventually become moths and...
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Two curious cows visit East Tennessee elementary school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two curious cows wandered onto Homestead Elementary School’s playground early Friday morning. The cows who were led into the fenced tennis court area with feed were then corralled until the owners were found. The owners were found and the cows were transported back to their homes.
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East Tennessee woman stays in Afghanistan to save military contract dogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An East Tennessee woman refused multiple opportunities to escape Afghanistan in an effort to save military contract dogs left behind during the hasty American withdrawal. Clinton, Tennessee native Charlotte Maxwell-Jones is the director and founder of Kabul Small Animal Rescue in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she has...
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