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Dogs Rescued From Alleged Fighting Ring In Miss. Brought To Tenn.

Dogs Rescued From Alleged Fighting Ring In Miss. Brought To Tenn.

CREATED Apr 25, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Twelve dogs have been relocated to a shelter in Middle Tennessee after officials raided a suspected fighting ring in Mississippi.

Officials with the Animal Rescue Corps said the dogs were rescued Friday, from a home in Isola, Mississippi, located about 30 minutes north of Jackson.

The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the operation.

Eleven of the dogs rescued were said to be American Pit Bull Terriers. One Rottweiler was also removed from the site.

“The dogs were living outside without any care in the increasing Mississippi heat on heavy chains bolted and pad locked into their collars. They are caked with mud, they have pressure sores and are extremely underweight and dehydrated,” said ARC President Scotlund Haisley. “Despite the extreme neglect and abuse they have endured, the dogs are all very eager for affection.”

The property owner was taken into custody. The person’s identity has not yet been released.

The animals have since been relocated to an emergency shelter outside of Nashville. Their daily care and medical needs will be met by ARC until they are transported to placement partners around the country.