2 puppies found in trash at Indianapolis school
INDIANAPOLIS (WHDH) -- Cafeteria workers found two puppies in the garbage at an Indianapolis elementary school.
“It is very sad to think that someone would do that. There’s so many alternatives to get rid of unwanted pets,” said one woman.
In a bin meant only for recyclables, two miniature poodles were found perched on top of a mound of trash.
“With their heads poking out of the recycle bin in amongst all the recyclables and they really looked pathetic,” said Candy Adkins, a teacher.
Two school cafeteria workers made the heartbreaking discovery on a routine trip taking out milk crates.
“They wouldn't jump out or anything. We were wondering why are those dogs just sitting in there, aren't they going to jump out? And we went over and looked at them,” said Debbie Snow, a cafeteria worker.
That’s when they realized the pups had been dumped. And it turns out they were just hours away from certain death.
“We found them on a Monday and the bin would have been emptied Tuesday morning very early in the morning. They would have not survived that because the bin is flipped upside down,” said Adkins.
Surveillance cameras showed nothing out of the ordinary. The dogs were not microchipped and an ad in the paper got no response.
School staff took turns keeping the dogs until two young students convinced their father to give the pups a forever home.
“We have two daughters and they both wanted their own puppy,” Johnny McFarland said.
The pups, now named Milo and Fruit Loop, were thin and weak, thirsty and hungry.
“I don't like seeing animals caged up or not having the freedom they can enjoy, and the attention that they need. So they'll get plenty of attention here,” said McFarland.
School workers say they'll look twice before throwing anything away.
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