Police looking for owners of abandoned Elwood home where malnourished dogs were found

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ELWOOD, Ind. – Elwood police are searching for the owner of a home where seven malnourished dogs were found abandoned last Thursday.

Police discovered the dogs at the home in the 200 block of North 12th Street after receiving a complaint from a neighbor.

Based on information obtained from neighbor, police determined that the home had been vacant for two to three weeks before they arrived.

Police obtained a search warrant and entered the home, where they found the severely malnourished dogs, including five puppies and two adults.

The dogs were taken into custody by Elwood Animal Control. Officials say they were completely dehydrated and covered in fleas, which caused them to be anemic. They are now reportedly doing well after being bathed, de-flead, de-wormed, fed and given fluids.

Police say they are continuing to investigate and possible charges will be filed against the owner or owners of the home when they are located.