Tuesday, March 31, 2015

206 dogs removed from Columbia County house

State dog wardens and rescue workers on Thursday found 206 chihuahuas - many of them sick - along with the bodies of several dead dogs, in a house in Columbia County.

206 dogs removed from Columbia County house

State dog wardens and rescue workers on Thursday found 206 chihuahuas - many of them sick - along with the bodies of several dead dogs, in a house in Columbia County.

Dog wardens and state police executed a search warrant at the home of Albert and Thomas Ambrosia in Benton, after receiving multiple tips about a suspected hoarding situation, a state spokeswoman said.

Many of the dogs are suffering from skin, eye and dental issues, said Nicole Bucher, a spokeswoman for the Department of Agriculture. State police are determining whether to file animal cruelty charges, she said.

The dogs were being transported to the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg Thursday night where they will get medical treatment before being placed shelters.

Amy Worden Inquirer Staff Writer
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