Leavenworth authorities are investigating the cases of dogs that were found dead at two locations in the city, a police spokesman said.

Leavenworth authorities are investigating the cases of dogs that were found dead at two locations in the city, a police spokesman said.

The incidents are being treated as cases of animal cruelty.

Both cases were reported Sunday.

The first case was reported at 3:04 p.m. in the 800 block of Cheyenne Street.

A landlord reportedly was checking on a vacant property and found a dead dog in a kennel in the back of the property. It appears the dog had been malnourished, said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

Nicodemus said he has no idea how long the dog had been dead.

He said police are trying to determine who owned the dog and what happened to the animal.

Nicodemus said police believe they have good information in the case.

The second case was reported at 5:04 p.m.

Someone reported finding a dead puppy while walking past a dumpster in the 100 block of North Broadway. The puppy was found in the dumpster with an extension cord around its neck, Nicodemus said.

He said police are trying to determine if a security camera captured video from the area of the dumpster.

The two cases come after a man was arrested Feb. 19 for felony animal cruelty for allegedly abusing a dog in downtown Leavenworth.

Nicodemus said he believes it is a coincidence that the three cases were reported in the city within such a short period of time.

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