Who's dumping dogs in Troy? That's the question police and animal rescuers want answered.
The dogs have been left outside PetSmart in Troy since April.
The dogs were found Monday 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.
Volunteers with the Madison Heights-based Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan has been caring for the dogs.
The animals -- which appear to be poodles -- have filthy and matted fur, are underweight and show no evidence of having had veterinary care.
The group has been posting updates on the dogs' condition and pictures on their Facebook page. They say a local breeder could be dumping the dogs. The rescue group is asking whoever is leaving the dogs to bring them directly to their facility -- no questions will be asked.
The dogs are being brought back to health and placed in foster homes.
Donations to help care for the dogs can be mailed to:
Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan
27796 John R., Madison Heights, MI 48071
Or paid via PayPal on AnimalWelfareSociety.net.