A dozen cats and dogs and a lizard were rescued this week from an abandoned home in Sugarcreek Village.
Sugarcreek Borough Police officials say the home has been condemned, and its most-recent occupants will face charges following a complete analysis of the animals’ conditions by veterinarians.
Reports indicate that eight cats, four dogs and a lizard were taken Wednesday from a home on the 400-block of Sugarcreek Drive. Neighbors say residents of the home moved out about a week ago, but rescuers say the plight of the animals and the condition of the house indicate that neglect had begun much earlier.
The response marked the second time this month that officials in Venango County had moved in to rescue neglected animals and condemn a blighted home. Sixteen chihuahua dogs were taken from a home on the 1100-block of Elk Street in Franklin, and the woman who owns the house was hospitalized after a response to concerns reported by the woman’s relatives on June 11.