An animal welfare organisation has rescued 47 dogs from a single home in the US, where 10 more were found dead.
The Humane Society of Mercer County in Pennsylvania said the dogs were discovered on Friday night during a raid on a home in the Shenango Township.
On Facebook, the organisation said: “Tonight we removed 47 small dogs from a home in Mercer County.
“It’s probably one of the hardest calls we’ve ever been on.”
Images released by the group shows dogs cramped into small cages.
Speaking to Associated Press, the Humane Society officer Courtney Ivan said they had found 14 of the animals in cages while the others were running loose around the house.
Officials explained that the humane officers were forced to wear hazardous materials suits inside of the house because of the amount of dog excrement.
Ms Ivan said none of the living dogs appeared to be starving, but had also not received veterinary care – with a number of them pregnant.
“It’s going to take a group effort to take care of these dogs,” the organisation added on Facebook
“The dogs are receiving vet care and baths first thing in the morning. They are safe and being given food and water right now.”
Source: SKY NEWS