By JEFF D'ALESSIO
HARDIN COUNTY — On a typical Friday at the Heartland Veterinary Hospital, there will be about 10 pets boarded for what is usually a short stay.
Friday, like most days of the final week of this month, was far from typical.
Office manager Susan Puckett said the facility was "absolutely full to capacity" with dogs, cats and a small bird seeking warmth from frigid temperatures. Capacity at the hospital is about 70. There were hospital beds being used as makeshift pet areas as well.