LOCKPORT, N.Y. - Police and animal control officials say they have removed 64 small Pomeranian dogs from inside a condemned house on Royal Parkway South in Lockport.
The Niagara County SPCA picked up the dogs early Monday morning following an investigation by the Niagara County Sheriffs Department and State Police.
The dogs are receiving physical examinations by SPCA veterinary staff at their shelter in Niagara Falls.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the homeowner, 50-year-old Ellouise Magrum, is facing misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and animal cruelty. She pleaded not guilty in Lockport Town Court Tuesday night.
Police added that ownership of the dogs has been signed over to the SPCA.
The Niagara County SPCA is asking for puppy chow, puppy pads and newspaper donations to help care for the dogs.
If you can make it out to the Niagara County SPCA, you can drop off donations at Channel 2 Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. We are located at: 259 Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo.
Anyone interested in adopting one of the dogs should call the shelter at 716-731-4368 and ask to be placed on their waiting list.