Days after a brood of puppies and their mother were founded dumped along the side of the road near an Indiana state park, all 17 pups — and mom, too — are headed to loving forever homes.
Valparaiso, Ind. shelter Lakeshore PAWS took in the bunch and reported each of the abandoned puppies has since been adopted.
"The support has been overwhelming, and we have received 70+ applications to adopt these babies," Lakeshore PAWS said via Facebook Thursday.
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Maura Myers is providing a foster home for the Labrador mix mother dog that was dumped Friday along State Park Road in Porter with two litters worth of puppies. (Lakeshore PAWS Facebook)
Valparaiso resident Jacki Stutzman provided a donation to PAWS to ensure all the puppies would be spayed or neutered before heading to their new homes said Jeanne Sommer, co-founder and director of Lakeshore PAWS, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
All the puppies are expected to head to their new homes by next Tuesday. Meanwhile, Lakeshore PAWS said the shelter still has some 30 animals still awaiting homes.
Valparaiso resident Karen Read first found the abandoned dogs late Friday after spotting them in her path while driving along State Park Road just east of Indiana Highway 49 — roughly 50 miles east of Chicago along the lake shore. Read said someone in a gold SUV apparently dumped the two litters of puppies and their mother in the road and drove off as she approached.
Porter County police are still looking for the person who abandoned the puppies.