By Kaylee Lindenmuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
MOUNT CARMEL, Northumberland County - Over fifty cats and kittens were rescued from a Third Street home in Mount Carmel today, in the third animal cruelty incident in the region in a handful of days.
The Pennsylvania SPCA, based out of Philadelphia County, rescued the animals from what they describe as "deplorable conditions at the home of a self-identified rescue organization," responding after receiving calls from concerned neighbors.
Officers from the PSPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Team responded to a home on Third Street, arriving "in the nick of time," the organization said. Many of the animals were taken to the groups' Shelter Hospital in Philadelphia County.
Anyone with information on this or any other animal cruelty case is asked to contact the PSCPA at 866-601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.Anyone with information about this case, or other cases involving animal cruelty, is urged to call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.
PSCPA has also set up a fundraiser to help offset the costs of providing medical care to the animals, which can be found here.
The incident is the third animal cruelty incident in a handful of days in Schuylkill and lower Northumberland Counties. On Tuesday, Mahanoy Township Police filed charges against Keri Cavenas, 42, when they found three dogs abandoned and malnourished in a New Boston home, living in deplorable conditions. On Wednesday, the Hillside SPCA responded to a home in Upper Mahantango Township, rescuing 43 pets -- 30 dogs, seven cats, five donkeys, and a goat -- and finding more deceased on the property.
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