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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – After breaking up, a Jonesboro couple packed their bags and moved out of the home they shared, leaving behind a few boxes of their belongings.  Police say the couple also left behind their two dogs.

On Monday, Jan. 20, Officer Jason Fraser with Jonesboro Animal Control was called to a home in the 200-block of Steele Street regarding two abandoned dogs.

After meeting with the property manager, Fraser looked through a window and saw a "very poor" tan-colored dog standing in a feces-filled room.

Upon closer inspection he saw a brown and white pit bull in the room.  Both dogs were "very emaciated," Fraser stated in his initial report.

Once inside the home, Fraser found several rooms covered in dog feces.  The smell was so intense he had to open several windows to air it out.

He did not find any food or water for the dogs.

Officer Fraser took several photos of the dogs and the home, click here to see the slideshow.

Fraser collected the dogs then contacted the dogs' owners, Sarah Marie Loux, 25, and Michael Curtis Lentjes, 35, both of Jonesboro.

Loux said she had been sick and staying at her mother's home for the last week.  She reportedly told Fraser her ex-boyfriend "was supposed to be caring for the dogs."

However, Lentjes said he had not checked on the dogs in more than a week, according to the report.

Fraser said it was "obvious this didn't happen in just a week's time."

Both suspects were cited with two counts of animal cruelty and two counts of no state rabies tags.

The dogs were taken to Jonesboro Animal Control.

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