FREEMAN TOWNSHIP, Maine (WABI) Franklin County authorities say nine dogs were found abandoned inside an unheated garage this morning in Freeman Township.
Authorities say the dogs are beagles, three are puppies.
They say the owner, 46 year old David Ellis, had moved out, leaving them there for two days with a door left open, exposing them to the frigid cold.
The dogs are being cared for at the Franklin County Animal Shelter.
Police say the dogs are doing fine at the shelter and they were well fed - the issue was the extreme cold conditions they were left in.
Ellis has been charged with animal cruelty.