The following are some of the recent cases investigated by the Pennsylvania SPCA. headquartered at 350 E. Erie Avenue in Philadelphia. For more information, call 215-426-6300 or visit www.pspca.org. To report animal cruelty call 1-866-601-SPCA.
Uber St. 2100 block, May 24 - Humane law enforcement officers arrested a 58-year-old woman for animal cruelty after animal control officers responded to a report of a severely emaciated dog in a bag near Uber Street. When officers arrived, a small crowd had gathered. Officers asked if anyone knew the owner of the dog. The woman stepped forward and indicated she was the owner. The 6-month-old dog, named Smart, was taken to the SPCA’s shelter for treatment. Despite efforts by the veterinary staff, the dog died because of severe malnourishment. A 40-year-old woman also was charged with animal cruelty in connection with the case.