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Volunteers with the Animal Rescue Corps are using the property to house nearly 200 animals that have been seized in two recent rescue missions.
The first includes nearly 100 dogs seized from a Wilson County home last week.
Those dogs all have problems with socialization and volunteers like Kayla McComish are now retraining them to interact with humans.
"Just positive interaction for the dog, to be with humans that are not hurting them or scaring them or anything like that," said McComish.
Those dogs received some company Monday.
The organization helped the White County Sheriffs Department take dogs, cats and farm animals from a home near Sparta.
This group has severe medical problems.
Scotlund Haisley says keeping taking care of both groups has been a physical and financial challenge.
"We continue to operate on lack of sleep and compassion. We're truly fueled by compassion here," said Haisley.
The goals is to get all of the animals healthy enough to leave the fairgrounds and go to an adoption shelter where they will be adopted.
The Nashville Cat Rescue took some of the first animals out Tuesday but other animals may have to stay at the fairgrounds as long as two weeks.
They'll stay here in the care of volunteers like McComish.
"You can see it's not glamorous work," said McComish. "They have suffered enough you know. Whatever I can do to help is what I want to do."
Tuesday, July 10 2012, 10:39 PM CDT
Afghan pilots learn air assault tactics from 101st
May 19, 2013 16:48 GMT
By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- With Afghan troops increasingly leading combat operations on the ground, the Afghan Air Force's fledgling helicopter fleet based in Kabul has learned new techniques to support them from the air.
The U.S. Army's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade started a new training program at Bagram Air Field for Afghan helicopter pilots to learn how to perform air assault missions, which they have started to use in combat operations.
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Col. Paul Bontrager said the Afghans need to be weaned off American aviation during the drawdown of U.S. forces this year.
The ability of Afghan helicopters to quickly drop soldiers into combat is a new and critical role.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.