from Catherine Rodgers -
In September there was a kennel raid in Mt Joy Township
in Lancaster County, PA. We took 61 dogs from horrible conditions. There
were 3 separate locations being used to house dogs and all were awful.
One of locations was an old stone barn - no heat, no air-conditioning,
no ventilation, and no light. The 2 small windows were boarded up. Smell
of ammonia coming from that garage literally knocked me over. Dogs were
enclosed in that pit in total darkness for almost 24 hrs a day. The only
time that there would have been light was when the garage door was
opened for someone to go in. Based on the build up of urine it had been
some time since anyone had been there.
Some of the dogs crammed in cages were dog aggressive so
other dogs lived in terror. Some were blind, others deaf & still others
lame from conditions they were living in & failure of "owners" to
provide adequate medical care.
The woman affiliated with the operation threatened to
kill the police officer, his wife and their child. She was arrested for
making terrorist threats & taken to prison. Cruelty charges were filed
against her & against the man she lived with.
Cases are now making their way thru court. It would be
very helpful to police officer pressing the case if we could locate
people who've purchased dogs from the pair. The names are Charles Carr,
Virginia Swayne or Crossroads Kennel. If you know anyone who's purchased
dog from these people, please email me immediately.
There were many different breeds of dogs, but in
particular, Bulldogs, Cocker Spaniels, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Wheatens &
Please forward this to every person & group that may
have an interest in it. It's very important that we locate people who
purchased dogs from these people.
Hearts United for Animals
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