More than 40 birds were rescued from a suspected cockfighting operation in Nashville
Metro Animal Care and Control and the Metro Nashville Police Department served a search warrant on the property where the operation was suspected.
Officials believed the birds used for cockfighting were bred and housed at the home.
MACC officials safely removed the birds from the property, and helped officers collect and identify evidence and suspected cockfighting paraphernalia such as supplements, gaffs, spur covers, and transport boxes.
Charges are pending as the investigation continues.
The animals will be housed at an undisclosed location, where the birds will be cared for and housed pending disposition.