Animal control took 10 dogs and two cats from a home in Pike County on Thursday.
They’ll be nursed back to health after officials said they were living in awful conditions.
The 10 dogs stand out from the rest of the animals at the Dessin Animal Shelter in Wayne County.
Officials said it’s a result of living in filth.
“They’re filthy. They smell. There’s a couple with skin issues, probably from the fleas that they have because they’re covered with fleas,” said Denise Eccles, animal care supervisor.
Animal control took in the dogs and two cats from a home in Blooming Grove Township near Hawley.
Officers said most of the animals never left the home, which is infested with cockroaches and has no running water.
Officials said the owner was cooperative with them, but has not been charged with abuse at this time.
Neighbors said they’re not surprised.
“I’m very glad that they did find a little better home because we never saw them, but we knew that they were there, and I’m just glad that they’re in a better place right now,” said Nick Astorino of Blooming Grove Township.
The dogs are a mix of chihuahuas, miniature pinchers and pomeranians.
None are spayed or neutered.
The cats aren’t doing well either.
Workers at the animal shelter are in the process of vaccinating the animals, getting them ready to be adopted hopefully in the next few weeks.
“We’re an animal lover, believe me, I feed the deer. We had a dog for 17 years, and we just had to put him to sleep not long ago, and I’m just glad that the dogs in a little better place,” said Astorino.
If you’re interested in adopting the animals once they’re ready contact the Dessin Animal Shelter in Wayne County.
The investigation into the abuse is ongoing.