Sixty-two dogs were rescued from a residence in a Lancaster County town.
PSPCA officers rescued the dogs from a home in Warwick Twp. — a few miles north of Lancaster City — after receiving a tip from the Pennsylvania Office of Dog Law Enforcement.
The dogs, many puppies, were living in what the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals alleged was "unsanitary conditions and with untreated medical issues."
The dozens of dogs were spaniel and terrier-type dogs. They were scattered through the property's house, garage and vehicles, the PSPCA said.
The PSPCA said the owner surrendered the dogs after officers arrived, allowing the animal agency to immediately prepare them for adoption. Adoption centers in North Philadelphia, Danville, Montour County, and other satellite centers in Pets Plus National stores will get the dogs during efforts to find them new homes.
The PSPCA said the investigation is still open and that animal cruelty charges are expected.