Police say they found the truck with blood on it but not the dog.

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CLEVELAND -- Two brothers are in custody, accused of dragging a dog behind a pickup truck.

Cleveland police say they found the truck -- but not the dog -- near East 134th Street and Blenheim Road.

One by one police pulled five other pit bulls and two mixed-breed dogs out of a yard.

Despite some scarring, police say the dogs are in "OK" condition.

Latanya Smith lives right next door.

She can see the dogs through her windows.

"They were treated good from what I saw," she said. "He would go back there and feed his dogs and they all had houses."

But police say they received many calls from witnesses saying there was a dog chained to the back of a pickup truck being dragged through the streets.

Police say they found evidence on the back of the truck but didn't find the dog.

They arrested two brothers.

Because they haven't been charged yet, WKYC is not using their names.

"When he's with his dogs, he feeds them, takes care of them, runs them around that yard. They were well-trained dogs. I can't imagine him doing what people say he did," said neighbor Jerry Foster.

And neither can Smith.

"I can't believe that. I just can't believe that. He don't even seem like that type of person, I can't believe that," she said.

The dogs are in a protective kennel.

Police say the brothers are facing cruelty and neglect charges.

Those charges will likely be filed sometime tomorrow.

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