Five dogs and two guinea pigs left behind with a note

CLEVELAND - Five dogs and two guinea pigs were left behind in a W. 43rd Street home for more than a week. Officials said they found a note in the Cleveland house asking that the animals be cared for.

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"It's always sad, its not a exceptional situation. It happens routinely for whatever reason," said Jed Mignano, Chief Investigator Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Three of the dogs and the two guinea pigs are at the APL, two others are at the city kennel. Workers named one of the abandoned dogs, "Britney Ears."  Workers said she is doing well.

Officials said they are still working to help the other dogs become familiar with their new environment.

Officials said the note left behind asked to get help for the animals. Sharon Harvey, President and CEO of the Cleveland APL, said the organization is available to help but she stressed they need time. She urged pet owners in need to "please reach out as soon as you know, " said Harvey.

Workers are hopeful that Britney Ears will be available for adoption, they are not sure about the others as of now.

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