A total of 38 dogs were rescued from property on Pewitt Road by Metro police on Tuesday morning - the dogs had been living in the woods where they were tethered to trees by heavy chains.
The bust came after the April 12 arrest of Michael Davis, who lives at a home near the property where the dogs were discovered; Davis was arrested for heroin and cocaine trafficking and items suggesting the presence of a dog-fighting operation were discovered at that time.
Many of the dogs who were taken from the property had scars and open wounds, some were emaciated - a veterinarian who assisted in the rescue effort provided exams during the seizure.
Officials have indicated that the dogs saved from the suspected dog-fighting operation will have a chance to be rehabilitated and re-homed. Rebecca Morris with Metro Animal Control stated:
We're going to work closely with the humane society to have each animal professional assist and then we will work with rescue from across the country to help place the animals,”
Other dog-fighting paraphernalia was found during the raid, including treadmills and syringes. The authorities also discovered a bag with a substantial amount of money in the woods.
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