State Revokes Fayette Co. Animal Shelter’s License

CBS Pittsburgh

UNIONTOWN (KDKA/AP) — Dogs and cats have been removed from a troubled animal shelter in Fayette County.

Officials say 40 dogs and nine cats were taken from the Fayette County SPCA shelter today to the Westmoreland County Humane Society in Youngwood.

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State officials revoked the Uniontown shelter’s license after allegedly finding numerous sick dogs and multiple health violations.

A dog law officer on Thursday filed more than two dozen citations against the Fayette County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The complaints include failing to provide sanitary and humane conditions and failing to vaccinate an animal within 10 days.

Inspectors who visited the shelter on July 16 and Aug. 7 found sick dogs, piles of feces and an insect infestation.

“Anytime you transfer this amount of animals, some of their illnesses, if there’s anything dormant, could actually become active,” said Candy Nelson, a…

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