Seven puppies found abandoned in an alley eight weeks ago are now looking for new homes, a week earlier than first expected, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) announced Thursday.
The RCHS opened its doors Thursday morning, hoping to find new homes for the rescued puppies.
The puppies were discovered when a man was walking through a San Diego alley and heard strange noises coming from a box. When he peaked inside, he found Polly, an eight-pound Terrier mix, and her seven newborn puppies.
The man brought them to a Department of Animal Services shelter in Mission Valley before they were transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society.
According to a spokesperson for RCHS, Polly was not producing milk and the puppies had to be bottle fed in private foster care.
RCHS was able to open up adoption a week earlier than originally expected.
One lucky pup, Pockets, was adopted by a family within hours.
A tweet sent out by RCHS on Wednesday promoting the adoption event shows how much Pockets has grown under their care.
This is Pockets when she got to RCHS and today at 8 weeks. All 7 pups will be available for adoption tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/W38mRKXEvU— RCHS (@RCHumaneSociety) June 8, 2016
In this video, an adopter is seen playing with the rest of the puppies before taking one home.
RCHS confirmed that four of the puppies were adopted on the first day while two of the puppies have pending adoption applications.
Once all seven puppies have been adopted, the mother, Polly, will have surgery to repair a floating kneecap and will aslo be available for adoption.
If you're interested in adopting the remaining puppies, stop by RCHS.