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"James Bond" healthy after dog fighting op

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Regenia Wells and pup Hoy Regenia Wells and pup Hoy
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Last year several Georgia agencies took down a massive dog fighting operation, rescuing over one hundred dogs. One of those pit bulls is now under the care of Colquitt County woman.

Tucked away behind small back roads stands the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter. 

Everyday they get a flood of phone calls regarding lost pets, loose dogs and sometimes abused animals.

"They sit out there and let the animal starve, they don't think about water, they don't think about anything," said shelter director, Regenia Wells.

She has had a soft spot for the four-legged friends since she was a child.

"This is Blanket, this is Shorten and, of course, this is James Bond," said Wells.

Nicknamed "007", the rambunctious pit bull was formally a dog fighter. Wells rescued him over a year ago from a infamous multi-state dog operation.

"The first day I took him home and let him run on his own, it was heartbreaking because you had to sit back and think, you know
this dog never ran," continued Wells. "His hip back here, he throws this leg out. There's no telling what happened to him. And he has only three toes."

The Humane Society of the United States partnered up with the shelter to get James Bond fixed and vetted.

"He is just a special dog,"said Wells.

She  hopes that the love 007 shares will help remove the stigma that surrounds pit bulls.

"The worst I have ever been bit out here is by a Chihuahua," laughed Wells.

The seven year old, now free from his chains, is living a healthy life, a life he deserved from the beginning.

"I love any of them, and I wanna help any of them."

Bringing justice and peace to the little guys.

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