56 animals removed from filthy N. Phila. home

Posted: March 11, 2011

Animal welfare officials have removed 56 animals from a North Philadelphia home after a small fire there.

The Pennsylvania SPCA said the animals included chickens, exotic birds, rabbits and four dogs and that they were kept in unsanitary conditions the home on the 1000 block of Glenwood Ave.

The SPCA removed the animals Wednesday after the Fire Department put out a small blaze there and found the creatures.

The animals were taken to the Pennsylvania SPCA's headquarters on Erie Avenue, where they were evaluated and received veterinary care.

Cruelty charges are pending, the SPCA said.


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