The owners "love the animals, but they just aren't able to care for them. … It's sad."
And that sometimes leads to what Humane League of Lancaster County officials said was happening at a Gordonville home, where nearly three dozen dogs were seized Friday.
The 32 dogs were removed from the property by state dog law enforcement officers because of neglect and unsanitary conditions inside the home, officials said.
At the same time, another 20 dogs — 10 adult animals and 10 puppies — hoarded in similar unhealthy conditions in a condemned Lancaster city home, were removed from the home Friday, the Humane League's director of humane law enforcement Danielle Ball said.
That gives the League a total of 52 new dogs.
The Lancaster home is on Howard Avenue, officials said, and the owner's name was not released.
Officials from the Organization for Responsible Care of Animals went to the condemned house and brought the animals to the Humane League shelter, League officials said.
Meanwhile, the dogs were removed from the Gordonville property on Friday after their owner, Barbara E. Dienner, 49, of the 200 block of Queen Road, admitted earlier this month in Lancaster County Court to hoarding the dogs, including many that weren't licensed or vaccinated..." More