Dogs rescued from dirty breeder are now cleaned up and ready to meet the public

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A home for the holidays; several dogs previously rescued from an abusive home may see this Christmas wish come true. 

On December 12th, a total of 51 dogs were rescued by the Anna Shelter in Venango County.  The dogs were discovered to be living in a single-wide trailer in extremely poor condition.

19 of the dogs were found to be pregnant and their owner was taken into custody.  The Anna Shelter removed the dogs from the unhealthy environment and sent them to a rehabilitation center.  

Some of the dogs have been making great improvements in the short time they’ve been there.  Now, a few of them are ready for new homes and there are already hundreds of applications coming in.

Owner of the Anna Shelter, Ruth Thompson, says, “the one that we were most worried about, we named her ‘Birdy’ because she was kept in a birdcage.  She couldn’t stand up and our vets are thinking it’s been about two months she had been in that birdcage; sores all over her body. She literally couldn’t stand up. Well, yesterday, she stood up for the first time. “

Some of the rescued dogs will be up for adoption later this week at the Erie PetSmart. 

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