Tennessee dog fighting operation raided
Sixty-five dogs were seized from a rural property by officials in Cheatham County, Tennessee in November, in the state’s largest dog-fighting rescue ever. Dubbed “Operation Broken Chain,” the rescue occurred after firefighters were called to a brushfire and noticed several dogs tethered in a wooded area. The fire department called animal control, who discovered evidence of dog-fighting paraphernalia. Officials then elicited the aid of the Animal Rescue Corps, who arrived in less than 24 hours to gather the dogs and provide medical assistance. The operation is now under federal investigation and as of this writing, no arrests have been made. A Chip-In fund requested by Animal Rescue Corps received more than $15,000 to help the rescued dogs, more than double the original amount requested. Learn more at AnimalRescueCorps.org.