The largest animal-control service for Allegheny County municipalities has had its operating license suspended.
Triangle Pet Control Service Co. Inc. will be unable to pick up strays and take them to the company's McKees Rocks kennel, pending the outcome of a hearing set for Dec. 4.
"Aged vomit and excrement" found during an inspection by the Pennsylvania dog warden for Allegheny County is part of the reason for the suspension, said Samantha Krepps, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Poor record keeping was another problem she said, including no paper work for some dogs in the kennels and paper work for dogs that were not there.
An inspection was conducted in August, and on Sept. 4 state officials refused to renew the license of Triangle Pet. On Sept. 13 the company appealed. Today, the state served notice of suspension, Ms. Krepps said.
Triangle Pet officials could not be reached for comment.
There are currently 25 dogs in the kennel, Ms. Krepps said. Three have owners who can pick them up, she said. It was unclear what will become of the other dogs.
Nearly 60 suburban municipalities, boroughs and townships contract with Triangle Pet for animal-control services.
Linda Wilson Fuoco: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-722-0087.