Jul 17, 2013 7:02 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Trash can puppies prepare for Colorado Springs adoption

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is beginning the adoption process for four puppies who were dumped in a trash can in the Denver area back in May.

The puppies will get their eight-month pre-adoption check-up tomorrow. HSPPR will also announce a special streamlined adoption process to find homes for the puppies and give interested adopters equal opportunity will also be announced.

On Tuesday May 21, 2013, ALE officers were called to Highland Heritage Regional Park in Highlands Ranch to investigate a report of puppies that had been dumped in a trash can. Park staff said a man brought the four puppies to their office after reportedly finding the puppies inside a trash can outside of a public restroom in the park. Officers also discovered an additional puppy in the trash can that had unfortunately already died. Officers immediately worked to raise the puppies' very low body temperatures, then transported them to a veterinary clinic for additional treatment. They have been in foster care since then. ALE officers investigated several leads, but a suspect has not been found.

Dozens of people have already called to inquire about adopting the 8-week old puppies, named Bridgette, Brutus, Gus Gus and Lilo. They are a long-haired, small breed mix, possibly a Shih Tzu-Lhasa Apso mix. The public is encouraged to check for additional information about the adoption process on Thursday afternoon instead of visiting HSPPR.

To view all four puppies, CLICK HERE.


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