Puppies found in trash in South Milwaukee provided some joy for college students in between finals

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FOND DU LAC — Officials with the Fond du Lac Humane Society said Tuesday, May 10th three puppies found in the trash when they were just days old in South Milwaukee are now eight weeks old, and ready for adoption.

Humane Society officials said the puppies stopped by Marian University on Monday — where they helped students de-stress in between finals.

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As of May 10th, only one of the three puppies remained listed for adoption on the Fond du Lac Humane Society’s website.

Puppy found in trash in South Milwaukee listed for adoption on Fond du Lac Humane Society's website

Puppy found in trash in South Milwaukee listed for adoption on Fond du Lac Humane Society’s website

The three puppies were found in the trash in South Milwaukee on March 15th.

They were then rushed to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. They were just two days old.

The puppies were rushed into foster care to ensure their survival, because they needed care around the clock.

MADACC officials said these puppies were lucky to have been found and rescued.

On Sunday, April 17th, just over a month after they were found, officials with the Fond du Lac Humane Society posted new photos of the puppies, and this message:

Five weeks ago, someone decided to throw newborn puppies in a garbage can. These three have far exceeded all of our hopes and our expectations. Eating and drinking, playing and doing everything puppies are supposed to do. ‘I saw the most horrendous things, and I thought to myself; why doesn’t someone do something? One day I looked in the mirror and realized; I am someone.’ We are so very grateful to all the ‘someones’ who helped make a difference for these three little ones who almost lost their lives five weeks ago.

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When they were found, the puppies were just two days old.

“Furious, just heartbroken that with all the resources, there’s just so much available to people to be able to get help. There’s no reason to throw newborn puppies in a garbage can,” Renee Webb with the Fond du Lac Humane Society said.

At the Fond du Lac Humane Society, the puppies were bottle-fed every three hours, around the clock.

The puppies were driven to Fond du Lac by Badger Rescue Animal Transport Services, or BRATS. They were called by MADACC.

“It was best to get them out of there and into a more quiet environment than what they would’ve had there. It’s critical to the puppies to get them someplace where they can get that nutrition that they need on a regular basis. That’s why this one was so urgent,” Lynn Mitchell, BRATS president said.

“Something like this, when you can take a puppy that really had no chance of survival and be able to hand them to an adopter – it’s amazing. It’s absolutely amazing. Had they been left in that trash can for more than a couple hours, they would have died, so at this point it’s a miracle that they are alive and well,” Webb said.