MOOSIC — Police have once again removed several dogs from a man accused of animal cruelty in Lackawanna County.
Police removed four Labrador puppies from the home on Main Street in Moosic. It belongs to John Tanis, a man who has been in the news before.
Tanis is awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges and Thursday police said he may be in violation of his bail.
Officers removed the four dogs from the home around 4 p.m.
Tanis was charged with animal cruelty in 2013 and under court order was only allowed to have one dog.
Tracey’s Hope, an animal rights group which played a role in bringing charges against Tanis, told investigators that he was keeping multiple dogs again.
“I think he’s actually incriminated himself. He was only supposed to have one dog and he proudly thumbs his nose at the law and he just does as he pleases,” said Denise Kumor of Tracey’s Hope.
After the raid, Tanis said he couldn’t comment on the raid. He may have to go before a judge for a hearing to determine if he is in violation of his bail.
The animal rights group said the four dogs removed makes a total of 27 dogs they have helped remove from Tanis’ home in Moosic.