Puppies found in dumpster reunited with rescuer
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Four weeks after being found abandoned in a dumpster, nine puppies were introduced to their rescuer for the first time.
On Feb. 28 around noon, door-to-door sales rep Mark Theobald heard what sounded like crying kittens coming from a trash container. He alerted his boss, who called police.
“It was really cold and really snowy out that day, so I was looking around to see if the cats were in distress. The closer I got to the garbage can, the louder it got,” he recalled. “Something just told me to keep looking to see what was making the noise. It all happened pretty fast. The cops were impressive. They were there in less than ten minutes.”
Instead of the suspected cats, police found newborn puppies tied in a garbage bag inside the dumpster. The puppies were taken to Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS), where they remain in foster care until old enough to be adopted. MAPS also has temporary custody of their mother.
Theobald has followed updates about the puppies on social media and in the news, but until March 29, had not formally met the puppies he helped rescue.
“I love dogs. When I found out they were all alive and they were all safe, it made my day,” he said. “It’s a pretty amazing feeling to know that they are going to make awesome pets for people. It’s an awesome feeling to know that they are going to bring joy to other people’s families.”
The puppies all have cheese-related names in honor of their Wisconsin heritage. During Theobald and his family’s visit, “Brie” took a special liking to them and will likely be joining their household.
Adoption applications for the puppies will be accepted after April 11. Visit MAPS’ Facebook page for updates, photos, and video of the puppies as they grow.