PSPCA rescues 23 cats, dogs from unsanitary conditions

Justin Udo
February 07, 2019 - 2:16 pm
The PSPCA rescued 17 cats and six dogs from a home in Harrowgate, adjacent to Kensington.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly two dozen cats and dogs are free from what officials are calling unsanitary conditions in Kensington.

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) rescued 17 cats and six dogs from a home in Harrowgate, adjacent to Kensington.

"There was a large number of animals living in filthy conditions," explained Nicole Wilson, director of Humane Law Enforcement. "There was an accumulation of feces in the bathtub, as well as urine and fecal matter throughout the property."

Wilson said the owner's irresponsibility led to an over population of pets in her home.

"She had animals of opposite sex that were not spayed and neutered, and so she had a lot of inbreeding inside the property," she said. "Those situations can get out of hand in a fairly short period of time."

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Wilson said they have been trying to visit with the owner since last summer, but they were just now able to get into the house for an inspection and surrender.

"This owner really did not help these animals in as timely a fashion as she should have."

Workers are now trying to rehab the animals. Many of the pets must now be treated for medical issues, and some need behavior work before they're ready for adoption.

Pending their complete assessment of the animals, Wilson said their former owner may face summary or misdemeanor charges.