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Dogs Rescued From Dog Fighting Ring Continue To Recover

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by Jason Lamb

NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. – Dogs rescued from a suspected dog fighting ring in Cheatham County one year ago are continuing to recover and transition into household pets.

Winnie was just one of the 60 dogs rescued last year after a fire in Ashland City.  Her new owners said she wouldn't bark and would avoid eye contact with others when she was first rescued.  Today, they said she is a playful dog who gets along with others.  She even ran a 5K a couple days ago with her owners.

Winnie's owners said they were glad they were able to rescue her, and they still think of the possibilities if that dog fighting ring would have remained hidden.

"It's like a dog winning a lottery, because if the brush fire wouldn't have happened, they would have suffered," said Ronnie Haislip, Winnie's new owner.

Many of the rescued dogs from Cheatham County will be walking in the Nashville Christmas Parade on Friday.


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