German shepherds saved from cages

20 German shepherds forced to live two years inside of filthy cages

Twenty German shepherds have been freed from a life of horror in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. According to WTAE News, some of the dogs were so badly neglected that they had to be humanely euthanized.

The non-profit rescue agency, All But Furgotten, took in some of the dogs who were removed from the home. On Thursday, the agency posted to Facebook about the dogs who were taken in:

“Last night was yet another reminder that so many victims of cruelty are out there suffering at the hands of those who’s responsibility it is to, at the very least, provide for their basic needs. We spent last night at Green Hill Veterinary Care with five German Shepherds who have spent the last two years in cages. By “spent” I mean they lived in them twenty four hours a day, twelve months a year, for two long years.”

According to the group, some of the cages had been closed for so long that they had to be pried open – the space that the dogs were confined to was so small that the dogs could not comfortably stand or turn around. The group described the horrible condition of the dogs who were living in misery:

“There is feces matted in the fur. They were all bone under that fur. Their poop was so full of cedar chips, they couldn’t even use it for a stool sample. One of them repetitively spins in circles.This compulsive behavior may be seen in dogs who are forced to live in small spaces, frequently tied up or confined, have been physically abused or punished randomly and unpredictably and/or who lacks opportunity to engage in normal canine behavior, such as socializing with people and other dogs. It’s hard to think about this shell of a dog spinning in circles..for years.”

Right now, it is unclear if the owner of the dogs will be facing charges. Other rescue groups and shelters helped take in the remaining dogs seized from the residence.

If you would like to help, donations can be sent via check or paypal.

Paypal address:
allbutfurgotten@gmail.com
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Mailing address:
70 Carpenter Lane
North Huntingdon, PA

(Images via All but Furgotten FB page)

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23 replies
  1. Pamela Bolton says:

    Why wouldn’t he face charges??? Look at the conditions of these dogs! They didn’t do that to themselves!! Put his button jail and feed him WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    They had better charge the owners of this place with abuse charges and neglect and put them in jail forever. Make them also pay for the treatment of these dogs, even the ones they had to euthanize. What scummy people. Inhumane treatment of any animal to confine it to a cage for 2 years without ever being out of that cage. That is what should be done to the people who did this. A cage just big enough for them to sit in and then give them the minimal food and water and leave them there for 2 years.

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  3. Stephen Phillips says:

    “Unclear” IF they’ll be charged?
    UNCLEAR – really??
    JUST SHOOT THOSE BASTARDS FOR WHAT THEY DID TO THESE PRECIOUS SOULS!!!

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  4. Marni says:

    what?!! It’s not certain if the owner will face charges??????? what? They better face charges and be in jail. How sick. How very sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Linda Rogers says:

    This should NEVER HAPPEN IN THIS COUNTRY!!! If you own an animal you SHOULD PROVIDE FOR AT LEAST THEIR BASIC NEEDS!!! This makes my blood boil!!!!!!!!!

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  6. PAMELA D says:

    SICK MINDED COWARDS WHO ARE USELESS POS AND SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE WALKING THIS EARTH FOR THINKING NOTHING OF THE HEALTH AND DANGER OF THESE DOGS. ALL I CAN SAY IS I HOPE SOMEONE PUTS THIS BASTARD IN A CAGE AND LET THEM SHIT ALL OVER THEMSELVES AND TILL THEY ROT IN PAIN. ANIMAL ABUSERS ARE REAL ASSHOLES THAT I WISH I CAN GIVE THEM A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE AND I WOULD HAVE NO REGRETS.

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  7. Darla says:

    WTF!!!! Unclear if owners will face charges, they need to be stripped put in a cage and have it locked forever, make them lay 100% of the time in their own waste and throw some food through the bars of the cage on occasion. I don’t care what their circumstances are. Karma needs to hit hard and fast.

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    Why in the hell wouldn’t these so called ‘humans’ face charges – like FELONY animal cruelty??? Is this another of those Amish hell holes where animals are treated like trash – probably – these people pretend to be so humble, religious and environmental yet they treat animals like disposable objects which shows their complete lack of humanity to anything other than themselves. These poor dogs deserve justice – and Pennsylvania needs to take a big step up and prosecute whoever these bastards are and give them serious prison time – I’d love to see how they fare in a prison environment.

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  9. Debbie says:

    Why would it be unclear if the owner is facing charges?????? The owner belongs in jail!!!!! If they did this to these dogs they need their ass kicked and beat and they need to be locked up on criminal charges!!!!! Period!!!!! What kind of a prosecutor. would let them off for committing such attrocities???? Why would they???????? Money???? Favors ???????? This is a sick crime!!!!! Getting really tired of worthless Scumbag humans getting away with murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Debbie says:

    If the ones responsible don’t prosecute then THEY need to face some consequences. Like being replaced someone competent!!!!!! Who WILL DO THEIR JOB AND PROSECUTE ANIMAL ABUSERS, ANIMAL TORTURERS, ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Barkley's Mom says:

    And why is it “unclear if the owner of the dogs will be facing charges”? If they don’t then there is something rotten in Pennsylvania! I sounds like a classic puppy mill situation to me.

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  12. Red says:

    What do you mean it is “unclear if the owner will be facing charges” ? HOW could there be any doubt this is HORRIBLE abuse. Can you imagine those poor animals day in and day out…with nothing to do but sit and stare out of those nasty wire cages.
    HOW COULD THERE NOT BE CHARGES FILED???????????????

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