2008-12-25 / Local & State

State Wardens Seize 96 Dogs, Shut Down Penna. Kennel

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) - State dog wardens have shut down a central Pennsylvania kennel and seized nearly 100 dogs there.

Officials say the 96 dogs seized Saturday are in good condition.

The owner of the kennel in Ephrata had fought to keep his business running after the state revoked his kennel license last year.

On Dec. 6, a Lancaster County judge issued an injunction and gave Ervin S. Zimmerman 14 days to shut the kennel down.

The injunction came after wardens had cited Zimmerman for six violations of the dog law in November.

Messages left for Zimmerman by the Sunday News of Lancaster were not immediately returned.

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