Deputies Discover Dozens of Dogs in Lockport Home (With Photos)

February 3, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM EDT

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February 3, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, NY (WKBW) - Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies uncovered a home breeding business inside a Lockport home Saturday.

Officers were originally called to the Royal Parkway property for a complaint involving a juvenile.

Once inside the home, officers saw dozens of dogs living in nearly every area of the home along with the 3 residents. That's when Animal Control was contacted.

"They were overcome by the amount of urine and feces in the house," explained Barry Kobrin, Animal Control officer for the Town of Lockport.

Officers discovered a total of 60 Pomeranian dogs in the home, but say this is not a case of hoarding.

"From what I can see she is selling them online and this is a puppy mill," says Kobrin.

The owner of the home, Elly Magrum does have website advertising the sale of Pomeranian puppies, and officials have received reports that some of her clients received sick dogs.

Niagara SPCA Director Amy Lewis said most of the animals were, "relatively healthy," but that Magrum was, "apparently self-medicating the animals."

The SPCA is making room to house the dogs, which will be picked-up from the residence Monday morning.

Magrum has been charged with two town ordinance violations. Child protective services has also been contacted because of the children living in the home.

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