On Saturday night, the Lehigh County Humane Society removed 71 beagles from a cramped residence after they received a call from police responding to noise complaints at a home in the Allentown area.
According to the Lehigh County Humane Society, 25 dogs were inside the house. Six hours later, 71 beagles had been rescued with officers stating they had never before seen so many dogs squeezed into such a small space. Many of the dogs were malnourished and sick. All suffered from heavy flea infestation, some with mange and many having vision issues.
The man who owned the home told authorities the dogs did not belong to him, but his companion had been breeding them calling herself a beagle rescue at times. He will likely face animal cruelty charges. His companion, the woman who had been selling the dogs, died in September.
According to the organization’s Facebook page, the following information has also been released:
1) Donations can be made to the shelter at –www.thelehighcountyhumanesociety.org Or you can mail a check or come in person.
2) Our physical address if you plan to bring in food or a donation is – 640 Dixon Street, Allentown, PA 18103
3) Any brand of wet food is appreciated and can be donated to the shelter during business hours. If you bring dry dog food, please make sure it is free of red dye. You can send via Amazon or Chewy or your preferred company to our address above if you are unable to come in person.
4) The dogs are currently the subject of an ongoing investigation, but we will release more information as it becomes available.
5) We will be doing their assessments over the next few days/weeks. You can find more information on our website about fostering and adoption procedures there. An application will have to be filled out.
6) We will post when the beagles will be able to be seen.
7) We can always use donations of towels and sheets for bedding and bathing. We also need leashes to help with this influx of dogs.
8) The beagles are not from a laboratory or testing facility.
WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF WET DOG FOOD AND MONETARY DONATIONS AFTER 70+ BEAGLES WERE BROUGHT IN LAST NIGHT. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP IN ANY WAY. WE WILL RELEASE MORE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE
CONTACT: Kalyn Kratzer 570-768-6289 or email at Kalynkratzer@remax.net”
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