Milford officials said multiple pets are are on a long road to recovery after they were left to die in an abandoned home.
Police found multiple pets malnourished and dehydrated in a home on Mayflower place after it was foreclosed on.
Neighbor Rob Zwillich said he assumed the owners had taken the pets with them.
"We saw the moving van and we thought, we knew they had two dogs, always saw the dogs, hoping they took the dogs, but unfortunately they didn't," said Zwillich.
Neighbors said they would hear the dogs park and spot the cats in the window.
Milford police officer Michael DeVito said they received a tip from neighbors.
"They thought there were animals inside, so police responded, [were] able to look inside and were able to determine there certainly were animals inside," said DeVito.
Two dogs had to be put down and two cats are doing well and are now recovering at Milford's animal shelter.
Police said they are trying to locate the owner.
We believe she's in the general area, not in Milford any longer, but in the process of tracking her down, officers are doing that. Getting a handle on her where about and we're getting assistance from other family members and neighbors," said DeVito.
Shelter officials said that if you have fallen on hard time or simply can't care for your pet, call the Milford animal society or any local animal rescue group.
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