LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Investigators say more than two dozen dogs were dumped along a southeastern Kentucky road.
Witnesses told police they saw a woman leave the dogs on the road in Clay County, and then never come back.
Now, 17 of those dogs are at the Woodstock Animal Foundation in Lexington.
Rescuers picked up the animals and brought them to the foundation's clinic on Lane Allen Road.
A veterinarian then checked out all the animals.
Shelter leaders tell WKYT that most have them have an weigh the right amount, although many do have some upper respiratory problems.
They also may have fleas, worms or other problems.
It'll be about two weeks before they can be adopted and there's a lot to happen between now and then, however workers say that's what it's all about.
"These animals, no matter what's been done to them, can turn out to be the most wonderful rescues and go into the most caring, loving homes. And that's what keeps us going," Anita Spreitzer from the Woodstock Animal Foundation said.
Spreitzer says five or six dogs are still missing.
They believe some people might have picked them up.
She says if you picked up one of the dogs, please call them, because the animals are not in good health and need medical care.
Police say they think it was a white woman in a black truck that dumped the animals, but at this point they have no leads.