SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WKBN) – The Humane Society of Mercer County reported that 57 dogs were found in a home raid in Shenango Township Friday night.
The raid happened at a home on Grange Road. The Humane Society rescued 47 small dogs from the home, but they said 10 more dogs were found dead.
According to the humane agents, the dogs were small breed mixes and were all five years old or younger. Six of those dogs were pregnant.
The rescued animals are being taken to a holding location in Farrell.
“The dogs were fed, but none of them had vet care, so that’s an issue, but none of them are emaciated so that’s a start. What will happen to them is that the dogs will be housed temporarily overnight, they will all receive vet care tomorrow morning and then we will reach out to rescues who would be willing to help, also foster homes and go from there,” said humane police officer Courtney Ivan.
The agency was tipped off by a concerned community member on Thursday. Humane agents spoke with the homeowner and they secured the warrant on Friday.
The homeowner, who has not been identified, will be facing 10 felony charges of animal cruelty and 47 misdemeanors.
People can donate to help with medical care and food for the saved dogs at PO Box 1046, Hermitage, PA 16148. For more information, contact the Humane Society of Mercer County at 724-981-5445.
The Humane Society posted on its Facebook page Saturday that it’s in immediate need of puppy pads.