Just days after taking in more than 140 cats from a hoarding situation in Doylestown, the Bucks County SPCA cruelty investigation team Tuesday, removed 22 small dogs from the home of a Bucks County breeder outside Quakertown.
The animals were being kept in filthy conditions, the SPCA said. The dogs have been transported to the SPCA shelter in Quakertown and are now safe in their care. The next steps are examination of each animal by the shelter’s veterinary team and following up with cruelty charges against the dog breeder.
The breeder has surrendered the dogs to the Bucks County SPCA, which means the shelter will be able to place them for adoption after they are evaluated, healthy and neutered.
The Bucks County SPCA’s two shelters are now running at maximum capacity behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers are working long hours to provide excellent care for all of the animals from both cases. The community can help these animals recover by making a financial donation to the BCSPCA Animal Relief Fund, bcspca.org/support/donate-online/.
The shelter will provide updates on social media as the court cases proceed and these animals become available for adoption. As always, watch the shelter’s online listing on its website to view pets currently available for adoption. The shelter said it appreciates the strong support of the community in response to large cases like these.
One of the 22 dogs removed May 14 from the home of a Bucks County breeder.