In Narvon, Pennsylvania, 55 dogs and puppies were rescued from horrible living conditions after authorities received a call about unsanitary conditions and medical concerns for the animals.
“The Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement team successfully removed nearly five dozen dogs from filthy and unlivable conditions on Wednesday,” said Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Law Enforcement at the PSPCA. “Now, we begin the long road to recovery for many of these delicate animals, and working toward bringing their abuser to justice.”
According to the Pennsylvania SPCA press release, officers from the organization executed a search warrant on the home on September 4. Deputies removed 22 Cane Corsos, 16 French bulldogs, 13 Border collies, three Pomskis and a Doberman pinscher from the premises. Most of the dogs were suffering from upper respiratory inspections, and at least one puppy suffers from pneumonia.
“We hope that through this rescue we can give these puppies and dogs a second chance at the life they have always deserved,” said Julie Klim, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA. “It is a sobering reminder to the public to do their homework before purchasing an animal. This proprietor marketed animals on a website that showed dogs living in beautiful environments that were not remotely reflective of the conditions we found when executing our warrant.”
The dogs have been transferred to the PSPCA’s Philadelphia headquarters for treatment. The puppies will be held in isolation for two weeks.
Of the 55 dogs removed from the property, only 26 have been surrendered to the Pennsylvania SPCA. The remaining dogs will remain in the protective custody of the Pennsylvania SPCA until they are signed over or the court case is adjudicated.
The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending the conclusion of the full investigation. Anyone with information about this case, or other cases involving animal cruelty, is urged to call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA