THE EVERGLADES, Fla. - They're loving pets that were dumped on the side of the road in the middle of the Everglades.
The animals were abandoned by their owners and are now struggling to survive.
"This is dire, this is an emergency," said Amy Roman, founder of the volunteer group 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida. "There's no worse hell than where we're standing right now," Roman said.
The Contact 5 Investigators followed two groups of volunteers for two days. The groups are called Chain of Love Abandoned Dogs Everglades and 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida . They're small groups of every day people who are doing what they can to help rescue some of the animals.
Together, they found dog, after dog, after dog left for dead.
Some dogs were dodging traffic on busy roadways, some were standing in the middle of fields in the rain while others were starving and looking for food.
"There are bones sticking out of these animals bodies and I don't know who to call, there's no address here, " said Roman.
Instead of dropping them off at the shelter, they're getting dropped off in the middle of the Everglades.
It's against the law to abandon an animal. But in the Everglades there's no way to track it, no one watching and no sign it'll stop anytime soon.