The Pennsylvania SPCA removed 92 dogs suffering from parasites, matted fur and severe flea infestation from a home in Stroudsburg earlier this month.
On Aug.12, officers executed a search warrant at a home on the 7400 block of Terrace Drive in Stroudsburg and found 92 dogs of various small breeds were removed from the property and brought to PSPCA headquarters for medical evaluation, the organization said in response to a reporter's query.
All the dogs were signed over to the PSPCA and have either been adopted, placed with rescue groups or are in foster care. The PSPCA said it was a hoarding case, not a puppy mill, and did not identify the property owner who is facing cruelty charges.
Bill Smith, of Main Line Animal Rescue, said at least one of the 12 dogs he took in had an upper respiratory infection. PSPCA spokeswoman Liz Williamson said the animals did not arrive sick, but that it is not uncommon for animals to develop upper respiratory infections following a stressful event, such as being transported to the shelter and receiving medical exams.