19 Action News has uncovered an untold story surrounding three missing women and a child found alive after years locked up and chained up as hostages.
Officers seized three dogs from the homeowner, Ariel Castro.
He had one with him, and the others were found at the house. The dogs are described as a Chihuahua, plus two that appear to be terrier-poodle mixes.
The women were found in distressed conditions, and so were the dogs.
For example, we're told some of the hair was matted and tangled.