More than 40 roosters were rescued from a suspected cockfighting ring at a home in Nashville on Tuesday morning.
The Metro Nashville Police Department worked with Metro Animal Care and Control to serve a search warrant at the property in the 1000 block of Antioch Pike where the birds were allegedly being bred and housed.
MACC employees removed the birds from the home and took them to an undisclosed location, which is where they will be cared for until further notice.
Officials said they also found cockfighting paraphernalia at the location, including spur covers and supplements.
Charges are pending as the investigation continues.