Tote full of puppies found on South Bend roadside, taken in by SBPD

South Bend Police Department

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Officers at the South Bend Police Department were surprised when a tote full of puppies was dropped off at the department by a concerned citizen who reportedly found the tote on the side of a South Bend Road Monday morning. 

With the South Bend Animal Resource Center currently being on an intake hold due to parvo quarantine, former SBPD officer and current Crime Lab Technician Ron Kaszas volunteered to foster all six puppies until the quarantine is lifted.

"SBARC employees stopped by our department to check out the pups and administer dewormer," the SBPD said. "The pups are estimated to only be about four weeks old. Once the pups can be safely processed into SBARC, they will be available for adoption once they get a little older, though, we already may have a few takers here!"

If you are interested in adopting these pups in the future, you can start the application process today so it's complete by the time the pups are ready.

"Speaking of SBARC, they are always looking for fosters to help keep pets in home environments," SBPD said. "Even if you can't foster at this time, SBARC is also looking for donations of blankets and sheets to keep pets comfy."

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