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Animal Shelter Full; Puppies Need Homes

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By Chris Conte

PEGRAM, Tenn. - After rescuing more than two dozen puppies and dogs on Saturday, officials at Cheatham County Animal Control say they are becoming full to capacity.

"So far this year, we've had 190 animals, since the beginning of the year to yesterday.  This same time last year, we brought in 21," explains TJ Jordi who oversees animal control for the county.

On Saturday, officials rescued 23 dogs, 15 of them puppies from a farm in Cheatham County. The man who runs the farm told officials he's become a sort of "dumping ground" for people who want to get rid of their pets and he believes it's in part because he lives on a dead end street.

The farmer has been feeding them to keep them healthy, but it's become overwhelming.

"It's just non-stop breeding," Jordi adds.

If you're interested in adopting any of the dogs brought in recently, you can visit the animal control's website at:

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