Three puppies that were put in a duffel bag and thrown into a Phoenix dumpster will be put up for adoption Thursday, the Arizona Humane Society said.

Five Chihuahua puppies were found in a dumpster near Seventh Avenue and Baseline Road on Monday. Two puppies were dead, while the remaining three survived, the humane society said in a Facebook post.

The puppies were examined by veterinarians at the humane society’s trauma hospital and were doing “surprisingly well” as of Tuesday afternoon, the humane society said.

They were awaiting their spay and neuter surgeries and will be available for adoption on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope campus at 9226 N. 13th Ave.

Their adoption fee is $450 each, the humane society said.

In a statement to The Arizona Republic, the Humane Society said it asks potential adopters to spend time with the pet they are interested in prior to adopting it.

Humane Society staff will be on hand to give information, guidance and resources to potential adopters.

The organization said it may have a drawing if there are too many interested adopters when doors open at 11 a.m., but the decision on whether or not a drawing should be held would likely be made Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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