ENON VALLEY, PA. Police, humane society find dead, sick animals
ENON VALLEY, Pa. -- The skeletal remains of numerous animals, along with injured and ill animals, were found at a home off of Pa. Route 351 by Enon Valley police and the Lawrence County Humane Society.
Criminal charges are expected to be filed against the home's resident next week before District Justice J.V. Lamb, said Cindy Mittica, humane society president and county humane police officer.
"We removed the animals in eminent danger of dying and we are trying to work with the owner with the rest of the animals," Mittica said.
On Thursday, officials took eight calves, which had open sores and decaying flesh, and put them under the care of a veterinarian, Mittica said.
The other ill or injured animals include a bull with a missing leg, another bull with a condition called lumpy jaw, which is a puffy and draining lump on the jaw the size of a soccer ball, and a sheep with a broken leg, she said.
Numerous dogs were running loose with other animals, and some animals were in cages, Mittica said.
Mittica said they were unable to identify all of the bones in the area, but were able to recognize the skeletal remains of two rabbits in a cage and two ducks.
Mittica said the animals' owner will face numerous criminal charges. Fines range anywhere from $25 to $750 for each offense.