Foster home needed for puppy rescued from Upstate dumpster

The abandoned puppy found in Spartanburg is now at Greenville Humane Society. They have named him Coleman and he will be up for adoption on Wednesday.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 3:46 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2022 at 10:13 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - A puppy who was abandoned in a dumpster in Spartanburg County now has a name - and will soon be ready to go to a forever home but first, he needs a foster home.

“Coleman” is what Greenville County Animal Care and Greenville Humane Society named the 6-week-old black and tan shepherd and hound puppy that was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex on Willis Terrance Road.

Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement is still investigating who dumped Coleman with his bed in the dumpster.

Coleman will be available for adoption at Greenville Humane Society on Wednesday.

Rachel Delport, Greenville Humane Society’s Chief Executive Officer, said Coleman is a happy and playful puppy.

“He was probably just a little underfed and maybe needed some TLC and fluids,” Delport said. “Coming into our care, he’s been doing well. He’s obviously gotten some treats and some food and he’s just happy to be where he is.”

However, on Tuesday the Humane Society said Coleman had come down with an upper respiratory infection. Coleman is available to be fostered during his treatment and once he is deemed healthy, he can be adopted.

“We hope someone will come to foster him soon as he deserves nothing more than to be cuddled and cared for in a loving home,” a spokesperson for the shelter said.

Greenville Humane Society needs foster homes and volunteers to help with the large number of homeless animals across the Upstate.

Anyone interested in fostering Coleman or adopting one of the shelter’s other dogs in need of a home can stop by the adoption center on Airport Road, which is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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