Rescued dogs from Shenango Twp. house raid doing well, owner facing over 100 charges

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The 47 dogs taken from a Shenango Township house raid on Friday are doing well, officials say.

The raid happened at a home on Grange Road Friday night. The Humane Society of Mercer County rescued 47 small dogs from the home, but they said 10 more dogs were found dead.

Humane Officer Paul Tobin said the dogs were treated with rabies shots and general care by veterinarians and groomers on Saturday.

He said the dogs can start being adopted as early as next week.

Half of donations sent to the humane society after the raid have been monetary, and the other half have been equipment to help care for the animals.

The homeowner is now facing 104 total charges of animal cruelty, animal neglect and unsanitary living conditions for hoarding the 57 dogs.

There are 10 charges of aggravated animal cruelty, which can lead up to seven years in prison and a $7,500 fine per felony. There are 94 misdemeanor charges, including 47 charges of neglect and 47 charges of unsanitary living conditions, which can lead to two years in prison and a $2,500 fine per charge.

These charges are expected to be filed on Monday.

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.

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