Updated 05/14/13 – 10:55 a.m.
PORTER, Ind. (STMW) — A woman from Portage, Ind., found 17 puppies abandoned on a dark road in the Indiana Dunes State Park last week, after someone dumped the puppies and their mother on the side of the road.
Karen Read said she hates to think what might have happened to the puppies if she hadn’t spotted them while she was driving through the park Friday night.
She said she saw a gold-colored SUV parked with its lights off before it took off.
“I saw some eyes in the roadway,” she said. When she got close, she realized the eyes reflecting her headlights belonged to 17 mixed-breed puppies and an adult Labrador retriever.