A couple in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is facing charges for allegedly hanging two dogs to death at their breeding kennel. According to the Pennsylvania SPCA, Elizabeth and John Stoltzfus are each facing four counts of animal cruelty and four counts of conspiracy to commit animal cruelty for allegedly hanging, and then burning, a Bichon-type dog and a Golden Doodle-type dog.
The Stolzfuses’ kennel, Garden Spot Puppy Haven, is no longer licensed by the state and its squalid conditions earned it a spot on the Humane Society’s ‘Horrible Hundred’ list. Before being shut down, the breeding facility was cited for selling underage puppies, unsafe housing, unsatisfactory sanitation, and excessive feces.
Nicole Wilson, Director of Humane Law Enforcement at the Pennsylvania SPCA, commented on the cruelty case:
“This case is especially heinous as it alleges the intentional torture of these two animals through hanging, which is a slow and painful way to die. It is our hope that these defendants are convicted and face the harshest penalties available.”
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