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WATCH: Bag of puppies found in garbage at public park

WATCH ABOVE: A bag of puppies was found near a trash can at a public park in California. CBS San Francisco’s Don Ford reports.

TORONTO – Thanks to one dog’s keen ears, a bag of puppies was recovered from a trash can at a public park in Northern California.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a couple was walking their Australian Shepherd in Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill, CA, when their dog took a sudden interest in a plastic bag near a trash can.

The bag had been tied up. When the unidentified couple took a peek inside, they were alarmed to find three five-week-old terriers.

“You just have to think about someone’s psyche to do something like that,” said Lt. Jody Decosta from Contra Costa Animal Services. “There is no answer to that.”

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An Australian Shepherd was alerted to a sealed plastic bag near a trash can. Inside were three five-week-old terriers. CBS / KPIX
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All three puppies have been moved to East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge until they're old enough to be adopted. CBS / KPIX
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The three abandoned pups were reportedly found without any injuries. CBS / KPIX
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A bag of puppies was found inside a trash can at a public park in California. The person who found them was alerted when they saw the bag moving. CBS / KPIX

According to KPIX, the Good Samaritans took the youngsters home to be cleaned and fed before bringing them to the shelter.

“We see a lot of animal abandonment, but seeing cruelty of this type is pretty rare,” Rick Golphin, deputy director of Contra Costa Animal Services, told the Chronicle. “The big takeaway from this is to get your animals spayed or neutered.”

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In the meantime, all three puppies have been moved to East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge for care until they’re old enough to be adopted.

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