LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - Deputies in Logan County are searching for the person who is responsible for abandoning a dozen dogs along the side of a road.
On Nov. 24, deputies were called to Backhaus Rd. after a passerby spotted abandoned dogs in the area.
When deputies from the Logan County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene, rescuers from Friends of Guthrie Animals were already trying to capture the dogs.
“You don’t dump six to four month puppies on the side of the road and think they’re going to fend for themselves. That’s insane," said Von Coburn with Friends of Guthrie Animals.
Investigators say the dogs were covered in fleas, missing hair and were very aggressive with human contact.
“This is heartbreaking to see this many dogs, this little, be dumped in that area," said Lt. Bryce Brown with Logan County. "That area is very rural. There are no houses, there are no resources, there are no trash for them to eat. It is just woods. They had no chance of survival in that area.”
In all, 12 dogs were rescued from the area and brought to a veterinarian to receive medical attention.
"It is quite obvious that these dogs were dumped and left on the side of the road to fend for themselves. We don't know how long they have been out there or what kind of condition these dogs were in prior to being left, but we want to find out. We want to find the person who did this and get answers," the Logan County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.
Two of the puppies have already been euthanized due to their conditions and several others are still in the woods. Those who are healthy enough will be up for adoption.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for dumping the animals.
If you have any information, call (405) 260-3205.