Pennsylvania SPCA removes very thin mom dog, five puppies from Chester County Residence

PSPCA rescues days old puppies from residence in Coatesville


Philadelphia, PA (March 20, 2019) – The Pennsylvania SPCA, acting on a tip, removed a female pitbull-type dog and her five newborn puppies from a residence in Coatesville, Chester County today.


The PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers, who had been contacted by a concerned citizen, arrived on the property Wednesday to find the female pitbull, named Mia in very thin condition. She and her five puppies, who are believed to be approximately 3-5 days old, were removed from the property over concerns for their welfare.


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


All the dogs involved 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