Triangle Pet Control Service Co. Inc. will not be able to pick up strays and take them to the company's McKees Rocks kennel, pending the outcome of a hearing that has been scheduled 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.
There are 25 dogs in the kennel, Ms. Krepps said. Three have owners who can pick them up, she said. It is not clear what will become of the other dogs.
Nearly 60 suburban municipalities, boroughs and townships contract with Triangle for animal control services.