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Metro Animal Control Internal Investigation; Neighbors say they feel safer--Mikayla Lewis

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NORTH NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Thirty-eight dogs,  mainly pit bulls and many wounded are now the key evidence of a Metro Health Department Investigation.

Brian Todd says, " The largest dog fighting operation that has been busted that we know...that in 2010 and 2013 that we can't say that we responded or what we did  so thats very troubling. "

Metro health department oversees metro animal control and care.

Metro Health Department spokesman Brian Todd says that with two MACC officers on paid-administrative leave, the entire department is under an internal audit investigation.

RELATED: UPDATE: Animal Control Officers Placed on Leave for 2010, 2013 Calls to Residence.


After discovering no documentation of the two prior complaints for dog fighting and cruelty on Pewitt road, there are many questions the health department cannot answer yet.

Brian Todd says,  "If they did go, was there a glitch in the software that it didn't get put in? Or did they just not fill out the documentation that said this is the day we went, this is what we found."

With the dogs in Metro care now, neighbors say it's quieter.

Neighbor says, " I couldn't tell you how many, but there were dogs barking. "

One woman who lives behind Michael Davis, the dog fighting suspect, says it feels safer now too.

Davis is in jail for his April 12th arrest in connection with drug trafficking.

A year ago, she says she called police after being burglarized.

Neighbor says, " I had an officer out here and even mentioned it to him they was barking then, and I took him to the back yard so he could hear it. But I don't know if anything was done about it."

 Todd says,  MACC assisted in the drug bust, but the dog fighting operation , "I think this is solely Metro Animal Care Control's responsibility.

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