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Nearly Two Dozen Abandoned Animals Rescued from Pennsylvania Home – Telemundo Philadelphia (41)

More than a dozen animals will soon be looking for loving new families after being rescued from a home in Pennsylvania this week.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania SPCA Animal Law Enforcement Team, which had been contacted by Pennsylvania State Police on behalf of Coaldale County Police, rescued 15 Great Pyrenees-type dogs, two collie-type dogs, two birds and a turtle from a property. in Coaldale, Schuylkill County.

Officials said Coaldale County police received a tip from a good Samaritan about dogs in poor health on the property.

After receiving that information, officials said a search warrant was received. During the execution of a search warrant, PSPCA officers found the dogs with serious skin conditions, many with little or no hair on their bodies.

Authorities added that several dogs were suffering from open wounds, believed to be the result of sarcoptic mange.

“The dogs, who should have had beautiful, fluffy white coats, were instead almost hairless, with scabs and open wounds. Their condition is shocking,” the Pennsylvania SPCA wrote in a social media post.

The owner surrendered all of the animals and they were taken to the PSPCA headquarters in Philadelphia and the Main Line Animal Rescue site for examinations, authorities said.

The animal cruelty and neglect investigation is ongoing and charges are pending the conclusion of the full investigation, according to officials.

“The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Great Pyrenees is their beautiful, fluffy white coats,” said Julie Klim, executive director of the Pennsylvania SPCA, in a news release. “But the dogs rescued yesterday are a stark contrast; instead of white fur, there was red, itchy, rough and bloody skin. This didn’t happen overnight and sadly these animals have been suffering for some time “We take comfort in the fact that they are now safe and beginning their journey to learn how pets are meant to be treated.”

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