YONKERS - Several dogs and other animals were rescued from a Yonkers apartment after allegedly being abandoned for 10 days by their owner.
The Yonkers Fire Department was called to the apartment on Orchard Place last week after neighbors complained of a foul odor. When they got inside, Ernest Lungaro of Westchester's SPCA says they found three dogs, all emaciated and dehydrated. Lungaro says one of the dogs had eaten through a door in a desperate attempt to find food.
The Westchester SPCA was called by the fire department. Also rescued from the apartment were three gerbils and a turtle. The owner of the apartment, 39-year-old Elizabeth Martin, was not at home.
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Martin is expected to be in court next week and faces animal cruelty and abandonment charges. All the animals are being cared for by the Westchester SPCA.