Philadelphia, PA (August 13, 2019) – The Pennsylvania SPCA responded to call of concern on Monday, August 12, 2019 at a property in Lancaster County over the welfare of the animals.
The Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers, acting on a referral from local law enforcement, removed 11 dogs, including two puppies from the property in Elizabethtown due to concerns for the unsanitary conditions of the property and extremely high ammonia levels.
Upon arrival, the PSPCA’s Officers found only three dogs and two puppies. While continuing their investigation, additional dogs were found hidden in a garage and at a neighbor’s property.
The dogs removed from the property, which can be described as Australian Cattledog and beagle mixes, were brought to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Philadelphia headquarters to be evaluated by the organization’s Shelter Hospital Staff. The dogs will receive any necessary veterinary care as they recover.
Additionally, the PSPCA was contacted by a Good Samaritan who had recently been given three dogs by the individual in question as well. The dogs were brought to the PSPCA’s Lancaster Center on Monday evening.
All dogs, 14 total, have been surrendered to the Pennsylvania SPCA and will be available for adoption in the coming days.
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. 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 www.pspca.org.