In December 2011 an anonymous tip led to the discovery of one of the largest dog-fighting rings in Cleveland history. Brinley was one of 27 dogs rescued from that unimaginable situation. The dogs were kept in deplorable conditions. When Brinley arrived at the APL, she was in very poor shape and in need of immediate medical attention. She was underweight, covered in urine, had facial scarring and wounds over most of her body. She also needed emergency surgery. After about a month in the APL’s care, Brinley began going home with an APL staff member to continue to work on learning to trust people. Brinley just blossomed in her loving care. Eleven months later that employee adopted Brinley!