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Police Discover Suspected Illegal Breeding Operation In Olney

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police have uncovered a large illegal breeding operation in Olney.

Police executed a warrant late Thursday at the home on the 4800 block of N. 8th Street in the Olney section of the city, where they discovered eighteen adult dogs and eight puppies. The dogs were removed from the house and included pit bulls, a German Shepherd and a bulldog. Some of them needed medical attention, including an eight-month-old puppy with an untreated broken jaw requiring surgery.

The suspects, James Hines, 48, and Denekei Lawson, 39, were under investigation for the past five months, according to George Bengal, the director of Humane Law Enforcement.

The suspects were not at home when the warrant was executed. They will be charged with animal cruelty and operating an illegal breeding operation.

The dogs are not currently up for adoption, but Bengal says their goal is to get them all into loving homes in the future.

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One Comment

  1. Gra pe A pe Rules2 says:

    Hellhounds only a Philly gro id would breed.

  2. petluvr says:

    I agree, Dee. Thank you to everyone who suspected and pursued this. You have saved those dogs from a lot of pain, misery and possibly an awful death. People – please consider making a contribution of any size to the the PSPCA so they can continue to do this great work! And report animal abuse when you suspect it. You might be an animal’s only chance to get help! Happy Holidays to everyone involved in animal rescue !

    1. Dee says:

      Beautifully said and very touching… Happy Holidays Petluvr a friend after my own heart

  3. Dee says:

    Hopefully a happy ending for these furry friends who deserve love, compassion, kindness and loyalty.. that which they give to us….. I applaud the authorities in the capture of this two despicable creatures… keep up the good work… there are more abuses of animals going on in this city.. let’s all band together and put an end to it.. get involved… don’t ignore this and be passive.. WELL DONE

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