The stench was so powerful, it stung the eyes of the state troopers and Luzerne County SPCA workers there to rescue the Shih Tzus and German Shorthairs that a northeastern breeder was allegedly selling for $850 each.
According to a detailed report by WNEP-TV, authorities served a search warrant at a home in Conyngham Township, Luzerne County, earlier this week, resulting in the rescue of 19 dogs from a breeding kennel in Wapwallopen.
Citing the search warrant, WNEP reports the property belongs to John Dancho. His daughters, Ashley and Amanda Dancho, allegedly owned the dogs but did not live in the house, the station writes.
When authorities entered the property with the search warrant, some dogs were found outside in five-degree weather, WNEP writes, adding:
State police said the dogs did not have any food and their water was frozen.
Inside was just as bad:
“The dogs were in cages for the most part living in …