50 Chihuahuas seized from filthy home in Philly

Two owners face charges of unsanitary conditions, neglect for flock of tiny dogs

Published July 15, 2010 1:18PM (EDT)

Authorities say 50 Chihuahuas have been seized from a filthy home in Philadelphia.

George Bengal, director of law enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA, says officers went to the South Philadelphia row house on Wednesday afternoon, where they found dog feces and urine everywhere.

Bengal says a woman and her husband live at the home and that both of them loved animals. He says the woman had been a breeder of Chihuahuas but apparently stopped selling them.

Bengal says the house has been condemned.

The names of the owners haven't been released. Bengal says the woman is facing charges of unsanitary conditions and medical neglect for each dog.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

By Associated Press

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