‘Chance’ saved by Tulare deputy as potential adopters line up to give him a fur-ever home


On Monday a young puppy was found abandoned in a trash bag on the side of a Tulare County road.

The puppy is OK, but deputies need help to find whoever left him there.

We are told a lot of people are already wanting to adopt the little guy.

The Sheriff’s office says the phones have been ringing off the hook with people inquiring about him.

Right now, the puppy is with a foster family. But we were able to visit with him.

The cute, sweet, little puppy face, will melt your heart.

We were were visiting him, we gave the pup a nickname, Deputy Chance.

Because while he seems to be doing fine now, Monday was a different story.

A deputy stumbled upon a trash bag, near Road 153 and Visalia Avenue.

“He noticed movement inside the trash bag, he quickly stopped to investigate what was inside the bag and he came to find this puppy,” says SGT. Larry Camacho, with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

Luckily, the deputy spotted the movement, or else Camacho believes it could have ended tragically.

“He removed him from the bag he noticed he seemed a little lethargic so he pulled him out and within a short period of time he came around,” says Camacho.

Camacho believes the pup is about 8-12 weeks old, possibly a Queensland Heeler mix.

Sadly, he says this is not the first time an animal has been dumped.

Camacho hopes people will realize there is help out there.

“If all else fails, give us a call and we’ll help connect you with resources to get them in a safe place, in a loving home,” he says.

They are focus now on finding a forever home for this sweet little guy.

Deputies say if caught the suspect will face felony charges for animal cruelty.

As for the pup, if you are interested in adopting him, contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or Friends of Orange Cove Animal Shelter at (559) 425-3101.

You can visit the website: orangecoveanimalshelter.org

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