In Johnstown, two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house.
In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather.
In Centre County, a dog was frozen to the floor of its doghouse.
In Edwardsville, a woman abandoned 19 dogs after she was evicted from her mobile home. Seven dogs had died of starvation. The others were near death.
In Monroe County, police found three dogs, each in a plastic bag, abandoned along the side of roads. Each was dead. One had been shot.
All the cases were reported the past two weeks.
Four years ago, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) rescued 253 dogs from the Almost Heaven puppy mill near Allentown. “It was the most horrific house of horrors I had seen,” says Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania HSUS director.
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