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Abandoned puppies rescued in Porter; Police seek driver of SUV

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Porter County Animal Control would like to speak to the driver of an SUV suspected of dumping a parcel of puppies on Friday on State Park Road in Porter.

According to Porter Police, at 11:24 p.m. a motorist turned onto State Park Road, just off Waverly Road, and saw a dark-colored SUV to the west of her, its lights off. She also saw several puppies running loose in the roadway. Then, as the SUV “quickly” left the scene, she saw “several more puppies and the mother running in the road.”

The motorist, along with several others, stopped and began gathering the lab-mix puppies and putting them in their vehicles until Animal Control arrived at 12:20 a.m.

All told: 17 puppies were rescued. Fifteen of them were immediately transported to the Animal Shelter, while two were taken home by a good Samaritan who, concerned for their health, said she would get them to a vet.

The mother, a black lab, was subsequently live-trapped in the area of State Park Road and Ind. 49.

PCSP Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Chesterton Tribune today that, to his knowledge, all of the puppies and their mother, will be adopted out.


Posted 5/15/2013