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Davidson County man charged with dog fighting surrenders dogs to Metro ACC

One of the rescued puppies from an alleged dogfighting operation at a Bordeaux home.
One of the rescued puppies from an alleged dogfighting operation at a Bordeaux home.Metro Animal Care & Control Facebook

On Thursday, alleged dog fighter owner and organizer, Michael Davis, surrendered 27 pit bulls (including young puppies) and one bulldog to Tennessee's Metro Animal Care and Control reported The Tennessean.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors, charges against Davis' wife, Brandy Harper, were dropped in exchange for forfeiting all of the dogs. The dogs are now being cared for and reported to be doing much better.

Harper faced one count of felony fighting and three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

On the organization's Facebook page, an update about the dogs was posted:

"The seized dogs are doing well and getting acclimated to their new surroundings. The criminal investigation is still ongoing.

Thank you to everyone for donating beds, toys, and blankets for the pups."

The dogs will be evaluated as to their temperaments in the near future. Unfortunately, one of the dogs died who escaped from his kennel and fought with another dog.

Davis, 34, was being held on a drug related charge when the alleged dog fighting operation raid occurred. He now faces 27 counts of felony animal fighting. An investigation into more dog fighting complaints continue.

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