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UPDATE: 'Box' puppies available for adoption today at McKamey

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UPDATE: One of the three puppies found abandoned in a sealed box last month has been adopted.  Marilyn went home with her new family Tuesday.  Greta and Betty are ready and waiting for you to come by and take them home. 



UPDATE:
The three puppies found abandoned in a sealed box last month are available for adoption today at McKamey Animal Center.

McKamey Animal Center will host an "Out Of The Box" Party for the three puppies known as the Goodwill Box Puppies. The three female puppies have been named Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis.

The party is open to public at the McKamey Animal Center Tuesday between 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

The staff are celebrating the puppies' recovery and their availability for adoption. They've been rehabilitated and spayed. 


McKamey invites the public to stop by and meet the three girls before they find their forever homes. Cake and beverages will be available.
McKamey has increased the reward for information leading to the conviction of those involved in abandoning a litter of puppies inside an enclosed box to $4,000, Channel 3 learned Thursday.

They also have a "few more leads" in the case, according to McKamey Animal Center Executive Director  Jamie McAloon.


PREVIOUS STORY: The McKamey Animal Center is trying to find out who left a litter of puppies inside a taped-up box.

The organization is now offering a $600 reward for information leading to an arrest.

A woman called the center after finding the puppies at the Goodwill drop off site on Highway 58. The box was labeled 'stuffed animals.' McKamey officials said they're hopeful nearby surveillance video might show the person or people responsible.

HOW YOU CAN HELP | Donate to McKamey Animal Center

Center workers say it was about 100 degrees inside the closed box. The three female puppies, between nine and 11 weeks old, were covered in urine and were suffering from heat exhaustion.

"It's horrible, people that don't care, just awful people and hopefully we'll be able to figure out who did it and be able to charge them," said Animal Service Officer Leslie Stokes. "It's very good how they're acting with us. It's very sad how we found them but they're doing great."

McKamey is treating the dogs and they'll be up for adoption once they're healthy.

The center is offering a $600 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible.

If you have information about who may have left the dogs, call the animal cruelty tip line anonymously at 423-305-6508. 
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