Pennsylvania SPCA executes search warrant, removes two emaciated huskies from Monroe County Residence

PSPCA rescues young huskies from residence in Kunkletown


Philadelphia, PA (March 28, 2019) – The Pennsylvania SPCA, acting on a tip, executed a search warrant on a residence in Kunkletown, Monroe County yesterday, removing two emaciated huskies from the property.


The PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers, who had been contacted by a concerned citizen, arrived on the property Wednesday to find the two female huskies, Luna and Ripley, in an emaciated condition. Both dogs were removed from the property over concerns for their welfare.


Luna and Ripley were transported to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Erie Avenue headquarters where they are being evaluated and treated by the PSPCA’s Shelter Hospital team.  


Both dogs have been signed over and will remain in the care of the PSPCA until they are deemed healthy enough for adoption at which point they will be in search of forever families. 


The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.


Anyone with information about this case, or other cases involving animal cruelty, should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.


About the Pennsylvania SPCA

Since 1867, the Pennsylvania SPCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at 350 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, has been dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. The Pennsylvania SPCA's lifesaving programs for animals include a low-cost veterinary clinic, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet adoption facilities, and the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department. For more information about adopting, donating or volunteering, please call (215) 426.6300 or visit