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State revokes license of troubled animal shelter

August 14, 2014
Associated Press

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State officials have revoked the license of a western Pennsylvania animal shelter 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 Uniontown shelter on July 16 and Aug. 7 found sick dogs, piles of feces and an insect infestation. An Agriculture Department spokeswoman says the shelter's license was yanked Tuesday.

Fayette SPCA president Sam Hunt says the facility has spent $15,000 since July 16 to clean the building and make repairs. The shelter has a week to appeal the revocation.



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