Niagara Falls police went to a residence on Niagara St. in the city and saw two malnourished pit bulls, they say, According to them, one was on a lower porch and the other was on a second story balcony.
When Tina Merecki, 48, saw officers, they say she stepped outside to speak with them. She claimed that she did not know one of the dogs jumped, and that they had only been outside for about 10 minutes, according to police.
Police say Merecki brought the dogs inside, and there, they were able to get a better look at them.
Police were not able to find evidence of food in the apartment, they say.
The dogs were taken to the Niagara County SPCA.
(WIVB - Feb 14, 2017)