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Adams County SPCA reports seizing 133 animals in 'deplorable conditions'

Written by Lillian Reed and Dustin B Levy/The Hanover Evening Sun | Dec 11, 2017 11:06 AM
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The Adams County SPCA. (Photo: Dustin Levy, The Evening Sun)

(Gettysburg) -- Adams County SPCA closed unexpectedly Friday following the seizure of more than 100 animals, according to the organization's social media accounts.

Most of the animals seized were birds, including pigeons, ducks, geese and chickens. The organization also took in pigs, rabbits, cats and miniature donkeys from a home in Adams County, the post states. 

With a search warrant, the SPCA seized a total of 133 animals from the residence last Thursday. None of the animals are available for adoption at this time because of the pending court case.

A Facebook post depicts alleged "deplorable conditions" with the animals confined to small spaces and living in unsanitary conditions. (Warning: Some might find the photos disturbing.)

The Adams County SPCA has not released more details at this point, since the investigation remains open.

The organization is asking the community for donations -- both monetary and in the form of Tractor Supply gift cards, bagged straw and bales of hay -- to help care for the animals in the coming days.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The Hanover Evening Sun

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