Jury Starts Deliberations in Vandy Rape Case

Jury Starts Deliberations in Vandy Rape Case

  • 01/27/15 12:29:33 PM

    BREAKING: Closing arguments have been made and the case has been handed over to the jury for deliberation following lunch break. FOX17.com and News at 5:30pm & 9pm will have updates. click here for more

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Seized Dogs Showing Improvement -- Sky Arnold

Nashville, Tenn ---- In the last month Dolly has gained around 15 lbs in the care of Metro Animal Control.

The Pitt Bull is among 28 dogs seized from an alleged dog fighting ring in Bordeaux.

This week the Animal Farm Foundation is testing all of them for aggression.

Bernice Clifford says so far only 2 have shown aggression towards other dogs and none have shown it towards humans.

"There's a very small number I would say are gonna need a lot of work around other dogs but very small," said Clifford.
 "I would say based on what we've seen the majority of them are adoptable"

That's a good sign that most of the dogs will eventually be adoptable.

Joe Simmons is proof those adoptions can be successful.

The Middle Tennessee Dog Trainer has helped numerous fighting dogs become pets over the years including his own American Staffordshire Terrier, Little Big Momma.

"She had severe animal aggression.  She was a fighter and she was a breeding female," said Simmons.

Simmons says Little Big Momma showed so much improvement within four months he let her be around other dogs off leash.

Today she's a part of the family.

"Total family pet, sleeps with a Jack Russell and a Dachshund and she's got another brother that's a big Pitt named Cain," said Simmons.