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Chow chows rescued from their rescuer

Ninety-two chow chows were seized after authorities this week discovered them living crated and cramped in a small house near Lancaster, Pa.

The chows were discovered in the house, basement, garage and car of Terri Palmer-Roby, founder of Pendragwn Chow Chow Rescue, a shelter for homeless members of the ancient Chinese breed.

Two dead and decaying dogs were removed from at the home during a Tuesday afternoon raid by the state Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, East Lampeter Township Police, and the Humane League of Lancaster County, according to the Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal.

All the dogs were caged and living in their own waste, many of them emaciated, with open wounds and matted fur, authorities said.

Before Tuesday’s raid, Palmer-Roby was a friend of the Humane League and other area¬†shelters from which she pulled chows in hope of rehabilitating them and adopting them into permanent homes, said Megan Gallagher-Clark, vice president of development at the league.

Six League staff members removed the dogs from the home in shifts Tuesday. Some will be sent to shelters in Berks, York, Bucks and Montgomery counties.


Comment from W.
Time May 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Zero dead dogs were removed from this place. Most of the Chows did not live in crates. Any open wounds were brought about due to the Humane League and PA Dog Wardens. They did a horrible job and caused several of the Chows to be injured because of dog fights. Including releasing two Chows to run across busy highway route 30 and one wannabe officer was bit by one of those Chows. Stupid people trying to make a name for themselves.

Comment from michelle
Time May 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm

really?? what is that between two crates in the video , a bear rug?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms5cclLewYkAnimal Advocates

Comment from For the love of animals
Time May 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

Have you lost your mind!!! There were 2 dead dogs upon arrival at the home. Then 4 more dogs had to be euth because of standing in their own waste for so long. This is just sickening. How sad just another rescuer gone bad. I demand that home visit be done on a rescue before any animals go to their rescue. Bar NONE!!!

Comment from wnt
Time August 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

W is 100% correct.
The other Chow Chow “rescues”/ BREEDERS should be investigated. That’s right, the Chows went to breeders.

Comment from Gary Fleming
Time December 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Are an of the Chows up for adoption, and are there any male puppies?