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
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.