Nashville Police Find Dog Fighting Pit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville police say they've found pit bull dogs chained to stakes in the woods.

Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron says a phone call about a lot of traffic on a rural road in the northwest part of the county led police to the area.

Aaron says officers found nine dogs chained to stakes. The animals had both recent and old scars and puncture wounds. Police also found indications a fighting pit had been set up.

Aaron says a man walked onto the property while police were there, saying he came to feed and care for the dogs. Aaron says the man wasn't arrested, but is a "person of interest."

There are some rural areas within Nashville because it has a unified government that takes in both the old city of Nashville and Davidson County.

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