Officers remove 24 dogs, 6 cats from Coatesville home

    Animal welfare officials say two dozen dogs and six cats have been removed from a suburban Philadelphia home.

    Rich Britton, a spokesman for the Chester County Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals, says officers went to the Coatesville-area home yesterday after receiving a tip.

    Britton says many of the animals showed signs of flea infestation, skin disease and malnutrition. He says they were “definitely in unfit conditions.”

    Britton told The Philadelphia Inquirer that there was no evidence that the animals were being sold. He says charges of animal cruelty are expected.

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