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    This photo provided by Pennsylvania SPCA shows two dogs that were rescued in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Animal welfare authorities say 55 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Pennsylvania home Wednesday, after they received a call about unsanitary conditions there. The officers removed 22 Cane Corsos, 16 French bulldogs, 13 Border Collies, three Pomeranian-husky mixes and a Doberman pinscher from the property in Lancaster County, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia. (Gillian Kocher/Pennsylvania SPCA via AP)

Published September 06. 2019 08:41AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Animal welfare authorities say 55 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Pennsylvania home after they received a call about unsanitary conditions there.

The officers removed 22 cane corsos, 16 French bulldogs, 13 border collies, three Pomeranian-husky mixes and a Doberman pinscher from the property in Lancaster County, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials say many of the rescued dogs were suffering from upper respiratory infections.

All the puppies will be quarantined at the PSPCA in Philadelphia for at least two weeks as they recover.

Julie Klim, CEO of the PSPCA, says “it is a sobering reminder to the public to do their homework before purchasing an animal.”

She said the proprietor marketed animals on a website that showed dogs living in beautiful environments.

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The city of Philadelphia is unsanitary, relatively speaking. These animal stories crack me up.
Back in the day, we handled things differently.
Fascinating, but this story has nothing to do with Philadelphia. If you knew anything at all about Lancaster county and the prevalence of puppy mills there.... oh, nevermind. Wasting my breath.
This is just one of many puppy mills throughout Lancaster County. There are exceptions, but most of them keep their dogs in these horrible conditions. They are a commodity and treated as merchandise, not family pets. The "breeder" dogs spend their lives in solitary confinement, void of human contact, and simply produce litter after litter. Please think twice about purchasing puppies from these "family farms" as well as the pet stores that receive these animals.
An intelligent comment. There are reputable breeders out there. It takes all of about 30 minutes to educate yourself about how to find one, and that as you say - don't buy from a "pet store" or some dog factory out in the sticks. Or from Susie, who breeds her dog with whatever, and sells them out of her double wide to make some bucks. Legit breeders strive to breed healthy dogs, and are not in it solely to make money. Google "how to buy a puppy" is what people should do, and they will learn how NOT to buy one.

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