ELKHART COUNTY – A family found a starving puppy inside of a sealed cardboard box on the road in front of their home Friday morning. The miniature pinscher, found on Blaine Avenue, was scared, cold and malnourished.
It started as a normal morning for Ashley Vanwormer. She put her son on the school bus and got ready for the day. She noticed a box in the road in front of their home, but didn't think much about it. But as she and her husband were leaving, the box caught her eye again.
"We drove out of our driveway and went to take off and I told my husband to stop and back up because I thought there was a dog in the box," Vanwormer said.
The box was duct taped shut, but the small leg of a dog was dangling from a hole.
"It's [the box] not very big for how big [the dog] is, I just hope he wasn't in there all night long," she said.