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* Puppies Found Abandoned in Dumpster Now Ready for Adoption

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Two puppies abandoned in a Dumpster in Monterey County are officially up for adoption, the local Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chapter announced Thursday. SPCA humane investigators and a $1,000 reward have not shed any
light on who abandoned mixed-breeds Sadie and Lulu in a Dumpster just five minutes down the road from the SPCA for Monterey County, according to spokeswoman Beth Brookhouser. A donor has since increased the reward to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who abandoned Sadie and Lulu, rather than taking them to an animal shelter. However the SPCA is now taking pre-adoption applications for the two puppies. Anyone interested in applying should visit the SPCA of Monterey County’s facility, 1002 Highway 68 in Monterey, to gauge compatibility with Sadie or Lulu’s, Brookhouser said. “We like the whole family to come and make sure the personalities all mesh,” she said.
The pair was discovered Oct. 25, when a man heard whimpering coming from a Dumpster at the Wells Fargo Bank at the Stone Creek Village Shopping Center in Del Rey Oaks. He lifted the lid and discovered two dogs inside an open plastic trash bag. The man brought the puppies, then seven weeks old, to the SPCA’s facility. Staff named them Sadie and Lulu. The dogs are happy and healthy, Brookhouser said. Sadie arrived at the facility bearing a scar from a previous injury, but otherwise the dogs were in good condition when they were found. Sadie and Lulu are sweet and playful, Brookhouser said, and have
been receiving care and training in a foster home. “Since we got them, they both seem a bit more mellow than your
average puppy,” she said. “They like to snuggle.”

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