LEBANON, Tenn. - Over the course of the last month, officials have been able to begin the slow process of trying to adopt out nearly 70 dogs rescued from a massive dog fighting operation in Cheatham County.
"It's just heartbreaking that people treat animals who have souls as if they're property and trash," said Sharon Green who has been volunteering with the animals for the last few weeks.
Officials still haven't charged anyone with running the alleged dog ring which was discovered at a home back in November. So far, all but 25 of the rescued pups, most of them pit bulls, have been placed in shelters or foster homes.
"They've come amazingly far with human contact and every time they get assessed a lot of them are getting better," Sharon added.
Some of the dogs still being nursed back to health are being treated at a warehouse in Lebanon, but volunteers hope to have them all in new homes in the coming months.