A couple was walking their dog in a park east of San Francisco when the Australian shepherd stopped to check out a garbage bag in a box near a trash can. The couple opened the bag, which was tied at the top, and found three 5-week-old terrier puppies inside. After taking them home to feed and bathe them, the couple then took the puppies to Contra Costa County Animal Services.
The Animal Services director tells the San Francisco Chronicle that while abandonment is common, "cruelty of this type is pretty rare." He adds in an ABC7 News report that the terriers are in good hands now, have been "medically assessed," and should be up for adoption as soon as they're a bit older. (Another dog found an abandoned baby in a park in England.)