The Pennsylvania SPCA today announced it rescued 118 animals from a shed in Upper Nazareth Township late Wednesday night. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Responding to a request for help by the Upper Nazareth Township Police Department, the PSPCA began investigating at a property on Daniels Road at approximately 5:00 PM. Humane Law Enforcement officers discovered 118 animals, including pigeons, cats, dogs, and chickens, living in a filthy shed. Thanks to lighting provided by the Upper Nazareth Fire Department, the PSPCA was able to find and remove the 118 animals during the overnight hours.
The owner surrendered those animals to the PSPCA and officers transported them to the PSPCA headquarters in Philadelphia. The PSPCA’s veterinary team worked until the early hours of Thursday to evaluate and begin treating the animals.
“The PSPCA is the only humane organization in Pennsylvania capable of handling a case of this size. We are thankful for our partnership with the Upper Nazareth Police and Fire Departments, who helped us save more than one hundred lives last night,” said CEO Jerry Buckley. “Working together with local law enforcement, our Humane Law Enforcement officers can prevent even more instances of cruelty.”
“We appreciate the PSPCA’s prompt response to our request,” said Upper Nazareth Township Supervisor Mike Rinker. “They performed a smooth operation and we are glad the animals are safe.”