GAP, Pa. — The Pennsylvania SPCA says it rescued 21 dogs from a breeder’s property in Lancaster County over concerns for their welfare.
The group said it was acting on a tip from the Bureau of Dog Law that the animals were living in unsanitary conditions and had improper housing.
PSPCA officers executed a search warrant at the property in Gap on Thursday and removed the dogs, including Shih Tzu puppies, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Labrador retrievers and a Belgian Malinois.
Many of the dogs were found with extreme matting, according to the PSPCA.
The owner surrendered the dogs, and they were taken to the PSCPA’s Philadelphia headquarters for medical examinations and care.
The dogs will eventually be available for adoption.
The PSCPA said charges are pending the conclusion of an investigation.