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Ohio puppies found in suitcase going to new homes

Wednesday - 5/23/2012, 9:10am  ET

AP: 9b91a727-42d7-4502-ad42-ef2591c0c607
This Tuesday, April 10, 2012, photo shows a litter of six puppies, and their mother, an English bulldog mix, 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, Ohio (AP) - Six bulldog-mix puppies found in a suitcase next to a trash bin in Ohio now have new homes.

Winners of a lottery to adopt the puppies and their mother picked them up at an animal shelter near Toledo on Tuesday.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo ( http://bit.ly/KckEEX) reports that one family chosen to adopt the dogs drove two hours from the Cleveland area to pick out their new pup.

The Toledo Area Humane Society received 132 applications from people wanting to enter a lottery it held to adopt the puppies.

The man accused of abandoning the puppies last month in a Toledo alley has pleaded no contest to abandoning animals and cruelty to animals.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/


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