Animals Rescued, Two Owners Face Animal Cruelty Charges

October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 8:44 PM EDT

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Animals Rescued, Two Owners Face Animal Cruelty Charges

October 25, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2011 at 8:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The SPCA confirmed with Eyewitness News Tuesday night that two arrests have been made in an alleged case of animal abuse.

Gina Browning, spokesperson for the SPCA, told Channel 7 that two people in their 20's were arrested at a Dewey Avenue address Tuesday. They are now at the Erie County Holding Center facing two counts of animal cruelty each.

The SPCA took two adult dogs, one male and one female, that were found emaciated at the address to their facility on Ensminger Road in Tonawanda for treatment.

The SPCA says the dogs were pit bulls, and were starved.

There is concern that the male dog may not survive.

Despite her condition, Gina said the female dog "Miracle" is vyer friendly. The name of the male dog was not known at the time of this posting.

The SPCA said that the individuals involved were apparently moving out of the Dewey Avenue address when a property manager noticed the dogs.

The manager called the SPCA, who then called Buffalo Police.

When the SPCA got there, they noticed an open bag of dog food on the property. When the individuals involved were asked why they did not feed the dogs, they told the SPCA representative that the dogs were sick for a long time.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow the story, and have updates when they become available.