PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One of two pit bulls rescued from a home in Homewood Thursday has been put down, officials say.

The two dogs were rescued from a home on Bennett Street.

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Authorities say they went to check on the dogs after reports that both animals had been in a second-story apartment for at least three weeks without anyone checking on them.

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Officers say “dog feces were everywhere” and that one of the dogs was barricaded behind a door.

Both dogs were emaciated, but officials say one was too weak to stand and was put down Friday.

The remaining female dog is recovering.

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland