For three years hundreds of people have turned over dogs to a Nashville rescue group with the hope they will find new homes, but it turned out to be a death sentence for the dogs.
"Some are strays. Some are owner releases," said Billy Biggs with Metro Animal Control.
Officer Biggs said Phelps brought in 261 dogs to Metro Animal Control since 2006.
"The bad thing about a pit bull is once you release them to us it's a death penalty it's our policy not to adopt pit bulls," said Biggs.
The Phelps' insist they are only surrendering animals that can not be adopted."Only the aggressive ones, the ones you can't find homes for," said Curly [Phelps].
Oh crap. We need a rescue to rescue the dogs from rescue.
Police said a fraud case would be extremely difficult to prove, and animal control does not have the power to go after a rescue group simply because it was misleading people.
Really? Surrendering a pet to a rescue who took money in exchange for finding the dog a home and then brought him to the pound to be killed is the legal equivalent of telling a fish tale? I'm not a legal expert but I would think there would be some sort of case here. If anyone felt like pursuing it that is. It kinda sounds like no one is motivated to do that. Will anyone stand up and speak for the 261 dead Pitbulls whose owners thought they were buying them a chance at a new home?