On Tuesday morning police responded to a call in the 1300- block of North Rockwell Street. Officers found a trail of blood leading up to Stanton Howard's apartment. Police say Howard claimed to be a trainer and that the blood was from his puppy that refused to walk.
Officers left and returned shortly after with a police sergeant. During the second visit, officers noticed another puppy that appeared "timid and weak."
Both dogs are now being held by animal control.