IRWIN, Pa. - Dogs that wound up at a local shelter after being rescued from a home in Connellsville had been spray- painted, officials said Wednesday.
Eight dogs were rescued and are recovering at a rescue home in Irwin.
When they were found just a few days ago, they were in really bad condition and a few almost didn't make it.
The former owner had spray-painted them to try and get rid of the maggots, rescuers told Channel 11.
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Channel 11 talked to the Cross Your Paws rescue organization in Irwin.
Someone on Facebook gave the organization a tip Sunday about animals being abused at the home in Connellsville.
They say the owner willingly gave up the dogs: three puppies, a Labrador-pit bull mix and four Australian shepherds.
There were maggots on three of the dogs: one adult dog and two puppies. Some of the other dogs were malnourished.
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