Excerpt from Pottsville Republican Article...
"Fifteen pit bull mix puppies were taken from a home in Frackville after neighbors complained Sunday. Barb Umlauf, Hillside SPCA director, said shelter workers responded to a house in the 200 block of Oak Street at 2 p.m. where they were met with "deplorable" conditions. A borough police officer was at the scene with the shelter workers.
"They were living in the cellar in the dark kept in crates full of excrement and vomit. They were all suffering from dehydration," she said. One of the puppies was dead on the floor, two more were running around and the rest were in the cages, Umlauf said. She said the dogs range in age from about 8 weeks to 4 months. "The eight-week-old puppies still had sewing thread in their ears," she said, adding this is done to make the dogs appear meaner. She said razor blades were used to cut their ears, and the puppies' ears were infected and inflamed. Needles and prednisone were also found in the house. Umlauf said sometimes the drug is injected into the dogs to make them appear bulkier. Umlauf said it appeared the owner of the property had deserted the house. She didn't think the dogs had ever seen sunlight because they were so happy when they went outside. "They're the friendliest dogs I've ever seen. They're so happy," she said. "
In a related story, 9 Fully grown Pitbulls were found dead in a dumpster in Tamaqua. Tamaqua Chief of Police Dave Mattson said at least eight of the dogs apparently died within the past 24 hours. The other was so unrecognizable that the sex of the dog couldn't be determined. It is suspected that the same person was responsible.
This monster is still walking free and is fighting to get back custody of the animals.
Tell PA government that we will not stand for this! These poor pups should be surrendered to the Hillside SPCA and able to be adopted into loving families. The man responsible should be arrested and forbidden to own animals ever again!
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