Niles, NY (WSYR-TV) - Eleven dogs were abandoned and left on the side of Grange Hill Road in Cayuga County.
Now, the ones that could be rescued are under the care of the Town of Niles Dog Control Officer, Stacey Morris.
The dogs were malnourished and dirty. One of them is pregnant.
There is no information as to who many have done this, but Morris says it was clearly intentional and that she hasn't seen anything this bad in her decade on the job.
She said, "It's just disgraceful that somebody discards life like that, like trash."
Now, the dogs are staying with the Morris family as they are nursed back to health.
It's a family affair for Stacey, her husband and their five daughters, all of whom are helping in the dogs' care.
They are used to having an animals around and own other dogs, cats, a pig, horses and rabbits.
After the dogs improve, they will be put up for adoption.
Morris is also looking for information as to who may have left the dogs behind.
She said the SPCA of the Finger Lakes will pursue action if they can find the dogs' original owner.
She said people who may notice neighbors missing many dogs or have seen suspicious cars may be helpful to the case. Those people are asked to call Morris at 315-497-2941.