Westmoreland Co. shelter takes animals from Fayette Co. shelter closing

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - The Fayette County SPCA’s license was revoked by the state last week, and a local shelter stepped up to make sure the animals have a home.
 
Forty-four dogs and nine cats were moved to Animal Friends of Westmoreland County in Youngwood.
 
“We had a 3,000 square-foot facility just a few doors from where we currently are.   We had about five days and a thousand man hours.  We completely ripped the building apart, and we got approval from the state on Tuesday that we were ready to receive all of these animals,” said Candy Nelson of Animal Friends.
 
Animal Friends is asking for donations, volunteers and people willing to foster the pets.
 
The state revoked the Fayette County shelter’s kennel license for failing to maintain sanitary conditions and other violations.
 
The 100-year-old facility will be shut down permanently.