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Cheatham Co Sheriff’s department expect to serve warrants and make
arrests in the case of a suspected dog fighting ring from which 65 dogs
As the investigation continues, Fox 17 caught up
with the some of the lucky animals that were rescued from those
Samantha is a 14 week old pit bull. She's playful and cute just like any other puppy.
"She is just a bundle of joy," said Kayce Hackett, a foster for Agape Animal Rescue. "She loves to play."
Samantha was one of 65 dogs rescued from an Ashland City home on Buckeye Road November 22nd.
Firefighters responded to a brush fire near the home and found the dogs shivering, hungry and neglected.
actually was very emaciated when she came in," Hackett said. "You could see her ribs
and everything, She was really underweight."
Agape Animal Rescue is one of the many organizations that is fostering the
dogs. The Nashville-based group took in Samantha and a litter of seven
hound puppies that were born seven days after their mother Ellie May was
rescued from the home
"She is the sweetest dog you ll ever meet,"
said Lauren Slatery who is fostering Ellie May. "Her tail is going non-stop. I
think she's sleeping and her tail is wagging."
suspected the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring because they found
aggressive pit bulls near treadmills and devices used to strengthen dogs' jaws.
They also found smaller breeds like beagles and hounds Experts say those breeds are often used as bait dogs: animals the
fighting dogs practice on, whose teeth are filed down so they can't
"It's really hard but it's nice knowing that that's not
going to happen to them," Slattery said. "That they have a chance to
grow up and go to a loving home."
where in a different place they could have grown up to be enemies, now
the pit bull and the hound puppies are all friends.
Hackett says instead of being aggressive or afraid of people, they're remarkably forgiving.
Agape says all of the puppies will be up for adoption soon. You can
find out more about them by visiting the Fox Links section of this
Monday, January 7 2013, 09:48 PM CST
Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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