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Abandoned "Hyatt Hound" now in foster care

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A German shepherd-mix puppy abandoned on the 10th floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is in foster care Friday and expected to be put up for adoption in about a month.
   
The "Hyatt Hound" was spotted wandering around the waterfront luxury hotel this week and the quick actions of a guest prevented the tiny pup from being crushed in an elevator door, according to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

"In spite of the circumstances, Hyatt is a lucky puppy," Rancho Coastal Humane Society Vice President of Adoption Services Kathy Zerkle said. 

"Unfortunately, puppies get abandoned every day. This is the first time we've ever had a puppy abandoned on the 10th floor of luxury hotel."
   
The 2 1/2-pound puppy was kept in an office at the pet-friendly hotel for a couple days after none of the hotel's guests claimed him. He was then taken to the county's Department of Animal Services and was later transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, according to shelter spokesman John Van Zante.
   
The puppy, which appeared to be between four and five weeks old, is expected to remain in private foster care until he is eight weeks old, then will become available for adoption, Van Zante said. He will undergo a medical examination, receive vaccinations and a microchip and be neutered before he is adopted.

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