GREENCASTLE — Six dogs, four of them puppies, are being treated at the Putnam County Animal Shelter after being found abandoned in the middle of a rural road early Thursday.
Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Gibbons found the animals before 3 a.m. laying in the middle of the road at County Roads 200 North and 25 East. That's a rural area outside Greencastle, not far from U.S. 231, about 50-miles west of Indianapolis.
Sheriff's Public Information Officer Scott Ducker described the dogs as two adult males and four puppies.
They were in poor condition with what Ducker called "heavy flea infestation and open sores". He said the animals had clearly been abandoned.
Deputy Gibbons wife, Erin Gibbons, is program coordinator for the Putnam County Humane Society. She came to the scene to assist in getting the dogs to the animal shelter for treatment.
Authorities have no idea who owned the animals. If you are able to help in the investigation, call the Putnam County Sheriff's Department at: 765-653-5115, or the Humane Society: 765-653-3211.