March 19, 2016
Fifteen small dogs and two cats were removed from a Holmesburg home Saturday.
The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals went to the home on the 7900 block of Marsden Street in the Northeast on a search warrant issued after they got a tip from police, according to NBC 10.
“The Pennsylvania SPCA is the only animal welfare organization in the region equipped to handle cases involving such a large numbers of animals, as evidenced in this case,” Jerry Buckley, CEO of the PSPCA, told NBC 10.
“Our Humane Law Enforcement Officers work to protect animals not simply from acts of blatant cruelty, but additionally from situations of neglect where their health and well-being may be at risk.” The rescued animals were taken to the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Erie Avenue headquarters.
They will be examined and cared for at the site.
If the owner doesn’t surrender the animals, the SPCA will go to court. An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the case may call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA.
To read the full NBC 10 account, click here.