NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) — Six dogs found abandoned and neglected in a home in Westmoreland County are now looking for new homes.
Four standard poodles and two toy poodles were found on Wednesday sharing cages at a foreclosed home in Lower Burrell.
Officials say the dogs were living in deplorable conditions with no food or water. According to investigators, they may have been there for months.
“There was absolutely nothing in the cages except for layers and layers feces,” said Jody Berisko, of Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley. “The cages were completely rusted away.”
One of them had an injured leg from being cramped in the cage.
“We’re really concerned about his back leg. He was just falling over when he came out of the cage,” said Berisko.
Animal officials say the dogs are friendly despite being neglected.
“It just broke my heart that these dogs, in a really nice neighborhood, were abused like this or neglected,” said Amy Emmerling, who is giving a donation to help the dogs.
If you’re interested in adopting, or want to make a donation, you can contact the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley.
Visit their website here: http://www.animalprotectors.net/
“If you’re interested in adopting, you can either stop in during our open hours or you can also go online and do an application online and send it through email,” Berisko said.
If you would like to make a donation to go towards their care, visit: https://npo.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=25-6089501