HLE Officers Rescue Three Abandoned Dogs


The staff of the Pennsylvania SPCA lovingly bathe Patty the Irish Wolfhound following his ordeal.

On Jan. 16 Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement officers rescued three dogs abandoned in a home in the Wynnefield section of the Philadelphia.  Officers received a call on the Anti-Cruelty hotline that the residents of a row home in 5400 Block of Diamond Street had moved out several week prior leaving the animals to fend for themselves inside the garage.  Persistent barking and odors prompted concerned neighbors to call the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Obtaining a search warrant, HLE officers entered the property and removed  three severely emaciated dogs, a Irish Wolfhound, a Chinese Shar-Pei and a Mastiff.  The animals appeared to have been living in filth and waste for some time. All three dogs were brought to the Pennsylvania SPCA for evaluation and treatment and are expected to make a full recovery.

Based on media coverage, the owners of the dogs turned themselves in to HLE officers at the Pennsylvania SPCA. They were charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty and surrendered all of the animals to the Pennsylvania SPCA.  Watch a news clip of the rescue here.

If you suspect animal cruelty, call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s 24-hour Anti-Cruelty Hotline at 1-866-601-SPCA.