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Two dogs found dead inside metal crates in Niagara Falls

SPCA: dogs had been dead for more than a month
Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 18:22:15-04

Niagara Falls Police have condemned a vacant home on 20th Street after the Niagara County SPCA found two dead dogs that had been locked inside metal crates.

Investigators say it appears the dogs were dead for 45 to 50 days.

Camillya Joseph, 28, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty.

Detectives say Joseph left a brown female hound dog mix and a black male hound dog mix inside a locked metal crate at 547 20th Street. The dogs were left to starve to death, according to police.

Neighbors say they didn't smell or hear anything coming from the house. Several of them did notice flies in the window seal.