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Dozens of dogs seized from Shenango Twp. home doing well, receiving medical care

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SHENANGO TWP., Mercer Co., Pa. -

The nearly four dozen dogs rescued from a home in Shenango Township Friday night received medical care Saturday and are on their way to becoming adoptable. 

Mercer County Humane Agents removed 47 alive dogs and 10 dead dogs from a Shenango Township home, according to the Humane Society of Mercer County.

Saturday, the dogs all were checked by veterinarians, some of them being bathed and groomed. 

"What we found were all of them are flee infested," said Dr. Tammy Clark from the Greenville Veterinarian Clinic. "Several of them have flea allergy dermatitis because of the flea infestation. Several of them have ear infections."

Dr. Clark says dogs were living in terrible conditions and were not getting enough food and water. 

"Mostly filth, just the condition these animals were obviously living in, excessive matting. Some of them had dreadlocks hanging off them that were six to eight inches in length because of the filth they were living in," said Clark. 

Agents served a warrant at the home on Grange Road around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Humane agents have released some of the photos of the conditions they found the dogs in, those which they said are some of the worst they have ever seen.

"In 15 years of EMS, I'm a paramedic during the day, and five years of Humane Society, it is absolutely the worst residence I've ever been in," said Humane Officer Courtney Ivan.

Ivan said it took about four hours to get all of the dogs removed from the residence safely. 

Agents said between six and eight of the dogs are pregnant, and the Humane Society said they will need help moving forward.

The owner of the dogs has not yet been identified and charges are expected to be filed Monday.  

Donations can be made by contacting mercercountyhumane1@outlook.com or sent to P.O Box 1046, Hermitage, Pennsylvania. 

You can also go to the Mercer County Humane Society Facebook page to donate or adopt. 

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