PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania SPCA has announced that it has charged two people with animal cruelty in connection to the rescue of 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue, Inc. in February.

Terry Silva, operator of Sixth Angel, and employee Samantha Kenney, 28, have been charged with 43 and 28 counts of animal cruelty respectively.

On February 22, 28 German Shepherds were taken from Sixth Angel, located in Marcus Hook, Delaware County (see related story).

“This case was especially egregious given that Silva was supposed to be operating a rescue organization,” said Jerry Buckley, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA. “It is only because of our supporters that the Humane Law Enforcement department is able to tackle such difficult situations of animal cruelty and continue to save lives.”

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