ANNA shelter rescues ‘starved’ animals

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Nearly a dozen animals were rescued from a property in Crawford County on Thursday. The ANNA Shelter assisted Pennsylvania State Police in removing at least eight dogs, two horses and one pig from a property where animals were allegedly being bred.

The shelter received a tip from a concerned caller Wednesday. Its animal cruelty investigation officer found most of the animals starved, dehydrated and underweight at the undisclosed residence. 

Ruth Thompson, founder and executive director of The ANNA Shelter, said, “[It was] a situation where they were breeding dogs – didn’t have the resources to be doing so. [They] did not have the resources or the education, the knowledge to take care of them.” 

The animals are still being treated, and one horse is in critical condition. State police are investigating. No charges have been filed.

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