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NIAGARA FALLS – Police are looking for an owner who abandoned two dogs and a puppy in a 12th Street apartment. They are also investigating whether three other puppies that were reported to have been in the apartment earlier were sold or may have died.

On Sunday morning two of the three dogs were found emaciated. One of them, an eight-week Labrador retriever-Rottweiler mix, was listed in critical condition on Sunday. The dogs were rushed to the Niagara County SPCA for immediate medical treatment, where on Monday the puppy was improving, beginning to eat, but needed to be put in an incubator to regulate its temperature.

Conditions inside the residence were described as deplorable by Niagara County SPCA Director Amy Lewis.

“They were living in their own urine and feces," Lewis said of the dogs. “There several weeks worth of feces, it was wall-to-wall feces.”