Dog adoption lottery winners taking puppies found in a suitcase in Ohio to their new homes – The Republic

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.

PHOTO: 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. 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. (AP Photo/The Blade, Dave Zapotosky, File)

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. 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. (AP Photo/The Blade, Dave Zapotosky, File)

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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