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Ohio puppies found in suitcase to be adopted soon

By Associated Press Published: May 17, 2012
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This Tuesday, April 10, 2012, photo shows a litter of six English bulldog puppies, and their mother, at the Toledo Area Humane Society in Maumee, Ohio. A man tried to abandon the six puppies by zipping them inside a suitcase and leaving it outside an Ohio business near a trash bin with their mother. The man was charged after authorities found he'd left the luggage tag with his contact information attached. (AP Photo/The Blade, Dave Zapotosky)

TOLEDO: An Ohio animal shelter has received 132 applications from people who want to adopt six bulldog-mix puppies found in a suitcase next to a trash bin last month.

The executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society told The Blade he had expected the number to be higher based on the amount of phone calls from people across the country inquiring about the pups and their mother, Maddie.

The humane society will randomly draw from the applicants and screen them to make sure they meet certain standards. Those drawn will be contacted Friday and will be allowed to meet the puppies.

The puppies will be available for adoption beginning Tuesday on a first-come-first serve basis to applicants. The adoption fee for the puppies and their mother is $200 each.

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