Debarked dogs removed from breeder

Breeder may face felony charges after debarked dogs discovered

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Five adult dogs, and 10 puppies, have been removed from the home of an unlicensed breeder in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. According to multiple sources, officials with the Pennsylvania SPCA went to the breeder’s home on Thursday after receiving a tip that dogs on the property had been illegally debarked.

Cruel procedure

Unless a dog is debarked by a licensed veterinarian, with the use of anesthesia, Pennsylvania law prohibits the procedure. The manner that the breeder’s dogs were debarked is particularly cruel – according to WGAL News, a “pipe-type” object was pushed down the dogs’ throats multiple times in order to damage the vocal chords.

In a news release, Nicole Wilson, PSPCA Director of Humane Law Enforcement, said:

“The manner in which these dogs were devocalized is concerning on many levels, not the least of which is that it is illegal. These animals were debarked because it was a nuisance, and the inhumane manner in which the act was carried out can carry a felony charge.”

The fate of the dogs

All of the dogs and puppies were removed from the breeder’s possession. They are all receiving medical care at the PSPCA facility in Philadelphia. All of the dogs will eventually be made available for adoption.

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9 replies
  1. Pamela Garlisch says:

    They give this person a title as “breeder”, however in reality, this person is just an animal abuser and a hoarder. Probably is Amish based upon the location and they have no regard for any animal, they are just possessions. Prosecute and hopefully this person will get the maximum penalty!

    • Jane says:

      No breeder is a saint, they use/exploit their dogs for profit (there is no other valid reason to breed). Most of them crate their dogs more hours per day than not, that in itself is abusive.

  2. JEANETTE says:

    How cruel. I had to have my Shepard de-barked a few years ago. I did not want to lose her. A vet did it and her bark came back, only softer. Finally my neighbors and I are ok, now.
    She was 1 yr old at the time, she lived 14more years in good health.

  3. Jan Barnes says:

    Sick evil subhumans–pipes should be used in/on them!
    I hope and pray the sweet precious dogs will find the love and care they so richly deserve.

  4. Adrienne says:

    Why on earth would a breeder do that to a dog that he hopes to sell? What a horrible thing those dogs as well as puppies had to go through. Same should be done to this breeder using the same type pipes he used on the dogs.Hope he serves jail time and is prohibited from not only breeding dogs, but even owning one.

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    Breeder my butt, this subhuman hunk of trash is nothing more than an animal abuser – and as far as I am concerned the word breeder is just a fancy name for puppy mill and the cruelty of this maggot proves it. They should be charged with felony animal cruelty and have their useless ass stuck in jail. I wonder if this is part of a puppy mill run by the Amish who are notorious for their cruelty towards animals. At least the dogs are safe and that is the important part – a fatal encounter with an 18 wheeler for this miserable hunk of puke is hopefully in the abuser’s near future.

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another instance of some jerk who runs nothing more than a puppy mill – being Lancaster Co. is more than likely run by the Amish who cruelty to animals is notorious – this is animal abuse and I hope this jerk is arrested and prosecuted for the subhuman trash they are – at least the dogs are safe for now – hopefully, a fatal encounter with an 18 wheeler is in their very near future.

  7. Diana Rowell says:

    Take that sub-human maggot (breeder) to a dark alley and shove a metal pipe down their throats until they cannot talk, then beat them until they cannot see. F*****g sadistic barbarians ought to be drawn and quartered for their egregious abuse. Period!


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