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6 puppies abandoned in Tahoe dumpster find homes


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6 puppies abandoned in Tahoe dumpster find homes

CREATED Oct 13, 2013

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Six puppies abandoned in a Lake Tahoe trash bin have found permanent homes in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Becky Goodman of the Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village says the dogs were adopted after being featured at a community reception a week ago.

She told the Tahoe Daily Tribune that her organization received as many as 75 adoption applications from across the country for the animals, but sought to place them in local homes.

Volunteers nursed the pups -- a Doberman-border collie mix -- back to health after they were discovered July 23 in a box in a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., trash bin only hours after they were born.

Four other puppies in the litter were not so lucky and died a couple days after the person who found them took the animals to the Incline Village organization.