Rescue Shelter Being Foreclosed On; Dogs Need New Homes


Savannah, TN – It’s going to be a heartbreaking day for Savannah’s K-9 Sanctuary owner, Sally Burnham, when the doors shut for the last time on the dogs she has rescued and created a shelter for.  Burnham recently had to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy and if the home sells, she and the nearly 70 dogs will have to vacate the property.

“I can live in my car.  It doesn’t matter to me.  These dogs can’t live in my car,” said Burnham.  “As humans, we will adjust.  It’s the dogs I’m worried about.  And that’s the bottom line.  I am worried about every one of them on the yard.”

All of the dogs at the no-kill sanctuary were given a second chance at a good life and were all were strays, surrendered, or rescued.  Burnham, a retired navy vet, knows each dog’s story and is hoping against hope that she can find homes for each and every one of them.

“If the house sells, and I have to vacate the property – every one of these dogs either has to be euthanized, or the sheriff will come out and shoot them,” said Burnham.  “I’ve had a lot of these dogs since they were babies.  I can’t see putting them down.  They’re loving dogs – they just need homes.”

Most of the dogs are spayed or neutered and are up to date on their shots.  Burnham has a maximum of two weeks to find other no-kill shelters and people to adopt these precious dogs and is seeking any and all help she can get.  She has even waved the adoption fees in hopes of finding all of the dogs loving homes.

For more information about how you can help, whether it’s to adopt or donate, contact Sally Burnham – 731-412-8355.