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14 pit bulls surrendered by Blount County rescue
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14 pit bulls surrendered by Blount County rescue

A Blount County pit bull rescue voluntarily surrendered 14 dogs Tuesday.

In July, Angela Burruss opened Double A Pit Bull Rescue in Greenback.

Blount County animal officials visited the rescue Monday, and they said they found empty water bowls and dogs living in small crates.

Burruss tells 10News she gave the pit bulls water Monday morning prior to the visit.  Also, she believes the cages are the proper size and said the dogs receive exercise daily.

Fourteen pit bulls were surrendered by the rescue.  Seventeen dogs were left in Burruss' care 

Burruss admits the rescue grew faster than she expected once it opened.

"Calls were coming in first thing in the morning until midnight.  People were wanting to know if I can take this dog and there were situations where people were being left with dogs," Burruss said.

The rescue will remain open.  No charges were filed.

Animal enforcement will monitor the rescue.  Currently, six dogs can be kept outdoors on the property.

The rescue plans to receive non-profit status, move to a larger property and expand their operation.

 

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