A number of dogs were rescued last week from a residence in nearby Mercer County.
According to our news partners at WPXI, police found 57 dogs at an undisclosed home on Friday. Upon their arrival, crews found ten of the dogs had died, and took the other 47 dogs to local animal shelters. Officials say that the rescued pets will be spayed and neutered and vaccinated before they are available for adoption.
Crews say that they were forced to wear hazmat suits during the rescue due to the poor conditions of the home. Authorities say that the homeowner could face ten felony charges and dozens of misdemeanors.