Officials say they're trying to figure out who is abandoning small dogs in poor condition outside a suburban Detroit pet store.
The Detroit Free Press reports the dogs have been left outside PetSmart in Troy since April.
The store doesn't sell dogs. Officials say that on Monday, one dog was found at 6 a.m., two at 9 a.m., two more at 9:30 p.m., and another at midnight by a store employee who returned from home to check the area. Two others were dumped in April and one in May.
Theresa Cetnarowski, a volunteer with the Madison Heights-based Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan, picked up the dogs. She says the animals have filthy and matted hair, are underweight and show no evidence of having had veterinary care.
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