ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — Two dead dogs were removed from a home on the 100 block of Grove Street, according to a source from the Elmira Police Department.

On Jun. 24, Elmira Police Department’s Animal Control unit responded to an ongoing issue with a home at 112 Grove Street. Days prior to removing the two deceased dogs another dog that was still alive was removed from the home and the district attorney is currently handling this investigation.

The neighbors said two women lived in the home for an extended period of time and did not take care of their property. Garbage piled up and a foul stench came from inside the home.

According the neighbors, Animal Control found two dogs inside the home that have been dead since October of last year. The dogs were allegedly locked inside of their cages.

The women allegedly work in the dietary department of a food distribution company. The company serves food to various organizations including the Chemung County Nursing Facility. They were also allegedly raising a child inside of the home.

Elmira Code Enforcement placed a violation notice on the home for it being an unsafe structure, unsafe equipment, and unfit for occupancy. It also states that “no person shall occupy placarded premises”.

This story will be updated as we find out more information.