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Dogs Seized In Raid To Receive Behavioral Assessments

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The dogs that were seized in an alleged dog fighting ring have now been surrendered to Metro Animal Care and Control.

The dogs will now receive formal behavioral assessments with the help of Animal Farm Foundation.

Once those are complete, AFF will help make a decision on the placement for each dog.

“We are glad to have the expertise and experience that Animal Farm Foundation brings to this case,” said Rebecca Morris spokesperson for Metro Animal Care and Control.

The dogs will stay at the off-site location until that time.

More than three dozen dogs were taken during a raid on a property on Pewitt Road in Nashville in April. The raid was the result of an investigation into a major heroin and cocaine trafficking organization in the city. While officers were at his home executing a drug search, they discovered the dogs.

Investigators also found syringes with suspected steroids, treadmills, and a breeding stand.

The dogs' owner, 34-year-old Michael Davis, gave up his rights to them last week. He also waived his right to appear in court last Thursday and the case against him will now go before a grand jury.

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