ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – More than 200 animals including dogs, chickens, pigeons, ducks and pigs were seized from a Erie, Pa. farm as part of an animal cruelty investigation Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
It happened at an address in the 7600 block of Edinboro Rd. in Summit Township after troopers said they received a video recording showing the living conditions of animals there.
Investigators contacted the owners of the farm to check the welfare of the animals, according to State Police.
They found “inhumane” living conditions after a walkthrough with the proprietor of the kennels and livestock, troopers said. The remains of numerous dead animals were also discovered on a burn pile on the property.
Troopers obtained a search warrant and conducted a full investigation of the rest of the property, which led to the seizure of the animals, according to State Police. The animals have been placed in the care of the ANNA Shelter.
The ANNA Shelter said its staff spent seven hours at the scene removing 223 live animals. Out of that total, 57 were dogs, most of which were puppies.
State Police said the investigation is still ongoing, and there’s no word on any charges at this point.