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RI puppy found in trash bin has many suitors

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm •  Published: December 24, 2013

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A 10-week-old Jack Russell terrier found in a locked pet carrier tossed into a trash bin in Pawtucket has dozens of new friends.

Police say a passerby heard whimpering and discovered the puppy in the trash bin behind an apartment building last week. Officials say the dog was hungry, thirsty and dirty but otherwise unhurt.

Animal Control Director John Holmes says workers at the city animal shelter fed and cleaned the puppy who is friendly and appears to be in good shape.

He said that by Monday, the shelter had received between 30 and 40 applications from people looking to adopt the dog.

The puppy doesn't have a name yet, but that is expected to change when he is available for adoption next week.