LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two Las Vegas women are in custody after two dogs were found dead in locked kennels at a home that had a "foul odor."
Officers visited a home on Terrace Hills Road, near Lindell Road and Rochelle Avenue, for a welfare check on Friday. Police say they were told the tenants had not been heard from in several weeks and a foul odor was coming from the apartment.
When officers went inside the apartment they found two dead dogs locked in kennels.
On Saturday, detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Animal Cruelty Unit contacted the owners, 22-year-old Esmeralda Martinez and 21-year-old Blanca Perez.
Detectives say the dogs were left locked in kennels without sufficient food and water for almost three weeks, and that the owners did not make any attempts to contact anyone to provide care for their dogs in their absence.
Martinez and Perez were arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for Willful/Malicious/Torture of a dog.
They are both being held without bail and each are expected in court on June 26.