NIAGARA COUNTY. N.Y. (WIVB) – The SPCA of Niagara County is still looking for the person or persons who abandoned two dogs in a locked crate by the side of a busy road last week.
The dogs, both Chihuahua mixes, were found by the side of Wilson-Cambria Road (Route 425) on Friday. Someone who saw the dogs by the side of the road called the SPCA of Niagara County frantically to report them.
Amy Lewis, executive director of the SPCA of Niagara County, said that the dogs were not hurt and actually seemed well-cared for. The dogs are not currently up for adoption and are being treated as strays while investigators search for the owner. They will be up for adoption in the next few days, once their “stray time” with the organization is up.
Lewis said that it’s never acceptable to abandon animals.
“Really there is no justification for the manner in which these dogs were dumped,” Lewis said. “Anyone may not have seen the dogs until they were right on top of them they could have been hit by a car or succumbed to heat exhaustion.”
Lewis said the SPCA has received several tips so far and is looking into them. The owner will be facing animal abandonment charges.
Anyone with information about the dogs’ owner is asked to call the shelter at (716)731-4368.