A Leavenworth woman who was under someone else's care was taken to the hospital after she was found to be living in deplorable conditions, a police spokesman said.

A Leavenworth woman who was under someone else's care was taken to the hospital after she was found to be living in deplorable conditions, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported Monday at a residence on Spruce Street. The incident was investigated as a case of mistreatment of a dependent adult and cruelty to animals.

Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said the cruelty to animals allegation concerns improper care for the woman's pets.

"They were severely malnourished," Nicodemus said.

Five of the six dogs in the residence were taken to Leavenworth Animal Control. The sixth dog ran out of the residence and officers were unable to catch it.

No arrests were made. Nicodemus said officers never had contact with the woman's caretaker.

The case has been forwarded to the County Attorney's Office for possible charges.