10/03/2015 10:05 EDT | Updated 10/04/2015 03:59 EDT

North Preston SPCA Seize Dozens Of Dogs Found Living In Their Own Excrement

Charges for the owners are pending.

Nova Scotia SPCA

Over two dozen dogs were removed from a Nova Scotia property Saturday after it was discovered they had been living in "extremely unsanitary" conditions.

The NS SPCA seized the American Staffordshire Terriers from a North Preston home with the help of police, according to a media release.

The animals, some of which were newborn puppies, were living in an area "filled with excrement and with no protection from the heat or cold," the organization said.

The dogs have been turned over to veterinarians to be cared for, and charges are pending for the owners.

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