|June 25, 2009 Department of Agriculture
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
CONTACT: Jean Kummer
AG SECRETARY THANKS STATE, COUNTY ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAMS FOR HELPING CARE FOR SEIZED DOGS
HARRISBURG - Department of Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff today thanked more than 50 volunteers who donated time and resources this week to help care for 216 dogs that were seized from the Almost Heaven Kennels in Emmaus, Lehigh County.
The raid permanently closed the operation using the recently improved Dog Law.
Wolff said the volunteers - representing the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team (SART) and County Animal Response Teams (CART) - proved incredibly valuable in quickly removing the dogs from an unsafe and unhealthy situation so they can begin their course to a better life.
"With the commitment of these dedicated volunteers, our staff was able to execute the raid and seize the dogs to provide better lives for these animals moving forward," said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. "This is just one example of the way these animal teams help animals in distress. Their work is vital no matter what the emergency situation."