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April 19, 2014

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Ol' Bessie Gets Lucky

Photo Special to The Greeneville Neighbor News. Known as Ol' Bessie, this hound was rescued from a gas station along I-81. The Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society is seeking her new home.

Originally published: 2013-09-26 16:36:26
Last modified: 2013-09-28 09:56:22

From The Greeneville Neighbor News

By Janet Medcalf

It was a dark and lonely night for a sweet and senior female hound dog that was hanging around a gas station just off of Interstate 81 in northern Greene County.

On Sept. 4, the friendly but emaciated hound was begging anyone who stopped at the station for a bite to eat. She didn't know it at the time, but her luck was about to change.

Tim Hodges, who just happens to be married for Greeneville-Greeneville County Humane Society veterinarian Bobbie Hodges, stopped at the gas station that night.

Tim saw this sad hound dog as she was begging for food. Tim got her two cans of food, which she quickly ate.

Tim then called Dr. Hodges, who left home immediately and came to the store, where she loaded the pooch into her Jeep and brought her to the Humane Society.

This sweet hound, now named “Ol' Bessie,” was so happy to have a nice comfortable bed and plenty of food and water at the Humane Society. We figure this was probably the nicest place she's ever lived. 

Ol' Bessie is 9-10 years old, very friendly and always ready for a pat on the head. Staff and volunteers have already fallen in love with her.

We know there is a perfect home for Ol’ Bessie to live out a happy life being loved and taken care of and never having to beg or worry where her next meal is coming from.

Ol’ Bessie has a very reduced adoption fee to a good home!

We invite everyone to come visit Ol’ Bessie and our other adoptable dogs and cats at the Humane Society Adoption Center, 950 Hal Henard Road.

The dogs love to go for walks, and the cats enjoy play time in our cat room, while patiently await someone to adopt them.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

You may also view adoptable animals online on our Facebook page (Friends of Greeneville-Greene County TN Humane Society) and on our website at

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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