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Here is a link to an article in today's Lancaster Intell:

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/232526

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The half-price sale at Humane League of Lancaster County worked.

The Route 30 East shelter adopted out a whopping 59 dogs in three days by putting out a call for help to the community and slashing adoption prices 50 percent.

Now just a handful of dogs remain at the kennel.

"On a super, super day, the average number of dogs we adopt is about five," shelter CEO Joan Brown said. "Well, we adopted 59 in just three days."

"I definitely think we will consider it in the future," Brown said. "What's happening this year is the new dog laws and new enforcement is terrific, but because of it, our (dog) census is never low. If we continue to have these large volumes of animals come through while we try to rescue dogs in bad breeding situations from bad kennels, we absolutely will consider doing this again."

On Dec. 20, the Humane League and Bureau inspectors seized 96 dogs from a West Earl Township kennel after an injunction was issued to stop the breeder from operating.

Not all the dogs rescued in the kennel raid were adopted. Some were immediately sent to foster homes, where dogs with emotional and physical problems can be rehabilitated.
 

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I hope they have many more succesful adoptions & that they are getting good homes. If I were closer I'd volunteer to help paint!

Seems like the new law is helping to spread the word.

Mary - do you have any info on a trial in PA where a woman was found guilty of helping a chained dog?
 

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I hope they have many more succesful adoptions & that they are getting good homes. If I were closer I'd volunteer to help paint!

Seems like the new law is helping to spread the word.

Mary - do you have any info on a trial in PA where a woman was found guilty of helping a chained dog?[/b]

Google "Tammy Grimes chained dog" and it will take you to the website of Dogs Deserve Better where this is discussed.( I can't get it to link and don't want to copy it because I'm not sure about copyright issues)

Tammy Grimes, the founder, was arrested in 2006 for helping a dying chained dog ignored by his owners in East Freedom, Pa.. He was emaciated, unable to stand, and was observed thrashing in the mud for 3 days. Her calls to animal control were ignored, so she picked the dog up and carried it to a vet, then to her house where she tried to nurse it back to health. She refused to return the dog to it's neglectful owners: Doogie (the dog in question) was kept safe with a family as an inside dog until March 2007 when he passed away because of health problems due to his lifetime of neglect.

She was convicted in Dec. 2007 for theft and receiving stolen property.

She was a top 10 finalist in Animal Planet's 'Animal Hero of the Year' in 2006.

No charges were ever filed against the owners.
 

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Thank you. Now I remember the details. A definite perversion of justice.
 

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Thank you. Now I remember the details. A definite perversion of justice.[/b]
I would say that is a perversion, however I would never think twice about doing that too. Good for her. I am so saddened by the dogs that I see chained to porches, or kept in tiny kennels to live their lives outside with zero intereaction or stimulation. Simply feeding a dog is not enough.
 
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