A county Humane Society says 13 dead animals found in a creek in northwest Ohio most likely were raccoons and not puppies as first thought.

The Humane Society of Sandusky County says a veterinarian examined the skinned animals and determined they were raccoons after looking at their teeth.

Animal cruelty investigator Adam Herrera earlier said he thought the dead animals found just outside of Fremont on Saturday likely were pit bull mixes from the same litter.

The carcasses had been in the water for several days and were badly decomposed.

The society says it still is trying to find out who dumped the dead animals in the creek.