CLEVELAND - The Cleveland APL and Cleveland Kennel seized five dogs abandoned by renters .
The dogs were living in what some consider to be deplorable conditions at 3048 W.43rd St. in Cleveland for more than a week alone.
Concerned neighbors contacted the APL and investigators went to the home and seized five dogs and two guinea pigs on Monday.
Three dogs and two guinea pigs are being held at the APL and the remaining two dogs are at the Cleveland Kennel.
According to the APL, the dogs seemed to have been confined for a very long time, fearing people and the outdoors. Just getting the animals on a leash was stressful for the animals.
It’s unknown if the dogs will be adoptable at this time. The APL is working with the animals.
Their weight seemed to be okay but they reportedly have skin and nail issues.
The APL says the renters left a note behind apologizing and hoping that someone would help find the dogs a home.
NewsChannel5 reporter Tracy Carloss will have the full report this afternoon.