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The two puppies found Tuesday in a Midway District trash bin. Photo: County Animal Services

County Animal Services officials were searching Wednesday for information about the person who tossed puppies estimated to be less than two weeks old into a Midway District trash bin.

A man found the two tiny black puppies Jan. 2 in the bin on Adrian Street.

The puppies, a male and female, were taken to Animal Services in Bonita, where veterinarians estimated they were about 12 days old, according to the county.

They are believed to be King Charles spaniels.

“For someone to just throw away these two defenseless pups in such a callous manner and an almost certain death is unconscionable,” said County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa. “Someone needs to come forward with information so we can hold whoever did this cruel act accountable.”

An unnamed rescue group is caring for the dogs until they are old enough to be put up for adoption.

Anyone with information was asked to call Animal Services at (619) 767- 2740.

Someone convicted of animal cruelty/abuse could face up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $20,000 or both.

–City News Service