FREEMAN TOWNSHIP, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police say a man who left nine dogs in an unheated garage -- with the door open -- for two days has been summonsed.

A tip led Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies to the dogs in Freeman Township this morning.

A neighbor told investigators the owner moved out of the home on Foster Hill Road, and left the dogs behind, without food. They did have water -- but it was frozen.

The dogs were taken to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. A spokesperson at the shelter says the dogs are doing well and quickly recovering.

Their owner, David Ellis, is charged with animal cruelty.