(KPIX) — A Lake Tahoe animal shelter is providing a new lease on life to seven puppies found abandoned in a trash bin in Susanville.

The puppies were only a couple days old when they were found behind a Radio Shack in late October. Since then, volunteers at the Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village have nursed the pups back to health.

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The nonprofit was contacted after the animals were taken to a Susanville-area animal shelter, which lacked the staff to care for them.

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Now the prognosis for the puppies is good. They are believed to be Labrador mix and they will eventually be put up for adoption.

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