More Dogs Found in Animal Abuser Suspects Home

By Nick Hughes |, Brittany Sweeney |

Published 04/11 2014 11:57AM

Updated 04/15 2014 12:19AM

UPDATE:More dogs were spotted on the property of a man who is already facing animal abuse charges in Lackawanna County.
Less than a week ago, John Tanis was given a stern warning by the judge to only have one dog while awaiting trial.

But, Monday night it appears he did not listen to that warning, as 2 dogs were confiscated.

Tracy's Hope Animal Rescue is housing the 29 confiscated dogs, but needs donations to help care for them.  Visit the shelter on Facebook at

c/o PennSecurityBank
304 Main Street
Duryea,PA 18642


Lackawanna County man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges will not get jailtime for violating his bail.
     John Tanis of Moosic faced a judge this morning on a bail violation hearing.
      The judge gave him a stern warning he's only allowed to have one dog, and "no jail time".
       More dogs were seized Thursday from Tannis' home as he waits  trial on animal cruelty charges
    He told  Reporter Eric Deabill at the scene he is being harassed by animal right's groups over his pets.

   Back in December a judge told Tanis that he was only allowed to have one dog while he awaiting trial.
   Thursday, police went to his Main Street home and seized four dogs.
    Those dogs will temporarily be placed with foster families through Tracey's hope rescue group.
    They now have a total of 27 dogs who have been seized from Tanis' home.
    Tracey's Hope is in desperate need of donations to help care for the dogs.
    Donations can be made at the Penn Security Bank and Trust Branch in Duryea.

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