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Two puppies found in South Bay dumpster

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Two puppies are safe, after being discovered in a dumpster in Otay Mesa Thursday morning.

The puppies are both terrier mixes and were rescued by a person who heard them in a dumpster near State Route 905 and Siempre Viva Road.

The passerby looked into the dumpster and found the young dogs inside a box. The dogs were then brought to a nearby gas station at which time Animal Services was called. An animal control officer arrived on scene and transported the dogs to the County's animal care facility in Bonita.

"It is illegal to abandon an animal, and it is also repugnant," said Animal Services Deputy Director Dan DeSousa. "If a person cannot care for an animal, they can reach out to various rescue groups or contact the department, either for assistance or to take the animals."

The puppies are about four-months-old, and while dirty, they appeared to be healthy and otherwise well cared for, according to Animal Services representatives. Neither dog had identification, but Animal Services is required to hold the animals until close of business on Tuesday, November 17 to give the owner an opportunity to claim them.

Animal Services notes that there is the possibility someone other than the owner took the puppies and abandoned them, and now their owner is searching for them.

If the owner doesn't come forward, the dogs will become available for adoption on Wednesday, November 18.

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