“Treasures From the Trash” describes a litter of eight puppies that were found in a trash bag by a homeless man in a county outside of Los Angeles, CA, as he rummaged through a dumpster for recyclables. When he opened a trash bag in the dumpster looking for cans, he found eight adorable six-week old puppies.
The man carried the puppies to the back door of a nearby business and asked the owner to call California City Animal Control. Officials there said that they were not able to provide care for the puppies and referred the caller to a local rescue group.
The rescue group did not have the resources to care for the puppies, so they called Helen Woodward Animal Center, to see if the puppies could be transferred here. Helen Woodward Animal Center took these “trash bag puppies” in with open arms, and the adoption staff named these very special puppies Dior, Gabana, Prada, Armani, Chanel, Vuitton, Fendi, and Gucci. They are all on their way to finding their loving, adoptive forever families.
This story, unfortunately, is very common. People end up with litters of puppies and kittens that they do not want and are unable to care for. This problem is greater during the holiday season, the time when more families are looking for pets. More than 80 percent of these “holiday pets” come from breeders and puppy mills meaning these puppies would have died in the trash bag while puppy mill operators celebrate their most lucrative time of year.
If you are looking for a new four legged best friend this holiday season, be sure to check out the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Website to find a participating shelter in your area and save the life of an orphaned animal.