17 puppies dumped along road headed to new homes

Published: May. 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM CDT
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More than 70 people have applied to adopt 17 puppies found dumped along a northwestern Indiana road Friday night.

Lakeshore PAWS director Jeanne Sommer says all of the puppies now have families lined up to adopt them. The mother dog has been placed in a foster home and eventually will be placed for adoption.

The puppies are all Labrador retriever mixes and appear to be from two litters.  Officials say they were abandoned in a wooded area near the Indiana Dunes State Park and discovered by a Porter woman, who helped round them up.

Police are still seeking information on who dumped the dogs. The Porter woman said she saw a gold SUV speed off as she approached.

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