Rescuers save 100 animals ‘living in filth’ from Pennsylvania property

QUARRYVILLE, Pa. — Animal rescuers in Pennsylvania said they rescued 100 animals from a property in Lancaster County that were living in poor conditions and needed medical attention.

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The Pennsylvania SPCA said in a news release that it removed the animals after serving a search warrant on the Quarryville property June 24. The PSPCA said it had gotten a tip from a concerned citizen concerned about the welfare of the animals on the property.

Officials seized a total of 32 chicks, 27 cats, 11 dogs, eight baby ducks, six hens, five horses, four sheep, four guinea hens, two turkeys and a goat from the property.

The animals had been kept both inside and outdoors, with animals in both places “living in filth,” according to investigators.

The animals were taken to the PSPCA’s Philadelphia headquarters, where they will receive full examinations and any medical care they need, WPMT reported. After they are medically cleared, the animals will be available for adoption.

“Each and every day our officers are in the trenches saving animals from cruel conditions, and this large-scale rescue is proof of that,” Julie Klim, PSPCA CEO, said in a statement. “Each of these animals will get the care that they need, and it will be our privilege to put them on a path to new lives free from neglect.”

No charges have been filed, pending the outcome of the investigation into animal cruelty and neglect, WPMT reported.