Update: Lancaster Co. SPCA reopens after unexpected closure

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LANCASTER, Pa (WHTM) – A note on the front door of the Lancaster SPCA Tuesday morning said the shelter was closed until further notice, with no indication of why. The shelter did reopen later in the day.

A viewer who tried to visit the shelter tells abc27 News animal control officers were seen inside the SPCA.

Calls to the SPCA led to a full voicemail box. We’ve also reached out to a spokeswoman for the SPCA and have yet to hear back.

A spokesman for the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office says he can’t comment at this point. His office took over investigative duties from the SPCA earlier this year.

The Lancaster County SPCA and its former director, Susan Martin, came under fire in July when she decided to not pursue charges after taking in a dog, later named Libre, who was severely malnourished. The D.A.’s office conducted its own investigation and later filed charges against the dog’s owner. It also stripped Martin of her authority to investigate animal abuse cases.

Martin resigned from the SPCA earlier this month. Her position has not been filled yet.

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