Barbara Dienner of Lititz, PA violated a court order forbidding her from owning more dogs. On March 27, Pennsylvania SPCA raided her home seizing 19 dogs from her farm. Dienner faces numerous charges including unsanitary confinement. Last December 16, Dienner’s farm was raided seizing 62 cocker spaniel mixes. Jerry Buckley of the PSPCA said “unfortunately it does not appear that the previous charges and penalties were a sufficient deterrent for Ms. Dienner.”
Since 2011, Dienner has over 60 citations related to her puppy mill including running a kennel without a license.
Richard A. Walter is wanted by Cumberland County police for 8 counts of animal cruelty. Walter left his home last January and never returned leaving 8 dogs to starve. Six of the dogs died. A cocker spaniel and pit bull mix were the only survivors. Walter had no excuse when police questioned him by phone.
Walter’s description: 51 year-old white male, 6 foot tall, 180-200 pounds, blue eyes, graying brown hair. Call Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.
Kim Mitchell Fareed failed to appear in court February 2nd for animal cruelty. On Christmas Eve last year police found five dogs and several cats abandoned in a rental home without heat. The dogs went without food or water a week. Owner Wayne Vaughan said the renters had left his property trashed.
A cocker spaniel, cocker-beagle, Havanese, and 2 chihuahuas all required medical treatment. One dog had 33 teeth removed. All have since recovered and plan to be adopted.