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NATCHEZ TRACE STATE PARK — A man who has lived in the woods of the Natchez Trace State Park for years is accepting help for himself and his 31 dogs. Animal Rescue Corps said the man has a health issue and, therefore, is accepting help, including letting the group find homes for the dogs. According to the group, the dogs were living outside and had numerous health issues. Most of the dogs are said to have internal parasites, problem teeth and three have serious leg injuries. The dogs have been taken to an emergency shelter in Lebanon, Tennessee. “Members of the community have been working with this man to improve his way of life, and this rescue is part of it,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “He wasn’t going to abandon the dogs and accept the help for himself without first finding a group to take the dogs. We are very glad to be able to assist.”