Wednesday, March 22, 2017

15 Dogs Rescued from Home in Pottsville

Over a dozen dogs were rescued from a home in Pottsville last week.

According to Humane Officer, Janine Choplick, last Monday, an anonymous report was received for a concern of a large number of dogs at 246 Pierce Street, Pottsville.

When authorities responded on last Monday, a notice was left at the home when no one answered the door.  Multiple dogs could heard when they knocked on the door.

After no reply was received the following days, authorities returned on Friday.  The owner was home and asked authorities to take all 15 of the dogs in the home.

10 puppies, all 6 weeks old, and 5 adult dogs were taken from the home.  Choplick said all the dogs are very sweet but under socialized.  All will require house training, learn how to walk on a leash, and how to meet new people.  The puppies are not ready for adoption and the adults will need to be spayed and neutered.

All 15 dogs are now being taken care of at the Hillside SPCA, Pottsville.

The Pottsville Code Department was also notified an on Monday, the home was posted as "Unfit for Human Habitation".

The woman who lived in the home has not been charged.

For information on how to help or adopt a dog from the Hillside SPCA, visit

Photos and Video from WNEP

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