FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- When Angie McMullen found eight puppies running loose on Parkamo Avenue Wednesday morning, she was horrified. Each one of the four-month-old pups was cold, wet and starving, their coats matted with feces and urine.
According to Butler County dog warden supervisor Kurt Merbs, the litter had been mistreated and abandoned the night before. The Journal-News reported that they had been kicked out of a car.
"Absolutely heartbreaking," McMullen said. "Who could do that? I don’t get it."
With the help of McMullen and her neighbors, the puppies were taken to the Animal Friends Humane Society. After being fed and bathed, they were as cute and friendly as any best friend a person could ask for.
Although the dogs are safe and hopefully on their way to loving homes, Merb said that authorities are still seeking the person or people who owned and then discarded them.
That person could face up to 90 days in jail if found guilty of misdemeanor abandonment.
"We are just trying to figure out why these animals were dumped, the living situation that they were kept in and if there are more animals on the property," he said. "It’s pretty upsetting because there are so many different options; the shelter here is open 7 days a week."
Merbs requested that anyone with information about the pups or their past owner call him at 513-785-6542.