An outbreak of salmonella-like illness among the dogs in a Pennsylvania dog breeding program has led to the deaths of one of the dogs and the seizure of more than 40 of them, according to a state health official.
The dogs in the program at Penn’s Humane Society were sick for six weeks, according the health official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
They were culled and sterilized.
The health official declined to say whether the dogs were euthanized, saying he could not discuss the investigation publicly.
The Humane Society has a strict breeding program, and it had no control over the dogs at the time of the outbreak.
It said that it has since taken steps to make sure the breeding program complies with state laws.
The program was set up to produce “healthy, well-bred dogs,” the health agency said in a statement.
The Associated Press