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7 puppies left for dead in trash bin find permanent homes

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These seven puppies were found in a Susanville, Calif., trash bin on Oct. 29.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Seven puppies left for dead in a trash bin have found permanent homes after being nursed back to health by Lake Tahoe volunteers.

Melissa Shaw of the Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village says the pups were adopted Thursday.

The puppies were discovered Oct. 29 in a trash bin behind a Radio Shack in Susanville, Calif., with their umbilical cords still attached.


READ MORE: It’s a time-consuming and expensive job to feed and take care of a group of brand-new pups that are helpless without a mother, but volunteers at he Pet Network stepped up in November to help.


Officials believe the four females and three males were only a couple days old when they were found.

The dogs are a combination of Golden Retriever, black lab and German Shepherd.

Karen Russell, who adopted one of the puppies, told KOLO-TV the dogs may have had a rough start to life, but have “hit the lottery” by ending up in loving homes.

It marks the second similar instance over a two-year span involving the Incline nonprofit pet shelter helping save a group of puppies left for dead in a Dumpster.

This September, volunteers there and several residents celebrated the one-year birthday of the original group of “Dumpster Puppies.”

A group of 10 was found in a box inside a South Lake Tahoe trash bin on July 23, 2013. Four died, but volunteers and foster parents were able to save the remaining Doberman mixes.