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article imageTwo beagle puppies facing certain death rescued from garbage bag

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Aug 3, 2010 in Crime
When a real estate agent heard puppies yelping from a closed up trash bag the police were called. The bag was on the ground outside a home and tied to a pole.
Southfield, Mich.--The two puppies were three days old and were not moving when the bag was opened.
Candgnews.com reports Southfield Police Lt. Nick Loussia said, "Our officers arrived and they did locate a bag on the ground in someone’s yard. They immediately opened the bag and found two very small beagle puppies inside the bag. Initially, they were not moving and they were wet from the condensation in the bag. They were removed and given fresh air and they began to make some sounds, so it sounds like the witness called just in time.”
The 74-year-old home owner basically told the police the puppies were causing problems and were put in the bag to kill them as he already had enough dogs.
A warrant is being sought charging the man with animal cruelty. The charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail.
He was ticketed for animal cruelty and for having more than three dogs, which is against the law in Southfield.
There were nine other dogs besides the puppies taken from the home including the puppies mother. The puppies have been reunited with their mother.
WXYZ.com reports the dogs are being cared for at Almost Home Animal Haven of Southfield.
The kennel manager, Lisa McVeigh, is looking for people to foster the mother and her two puppies as well as the other rescued dogs.
Actual photos of puppies and their mother can be seen here.
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