Puppies Dumped Alongside Goodwill Donation Bin Arrive at MSPCA-Centerville

February 23, 2012

Boston, Mass., Feb. 23, 2012 – Two puppies found last Friday in a plastic bin alongside a Goodwill donation box at the Shaw’s grocery store in Hyannis, Mass. are being cared for by the Animal Care and Adoption Center staff, the MSPCA-Centerville announced today.  The puppies, now named Monkey and Baby, were discovered and brought to the shelter by a good Samaritan who heard them crying in their enclosed bin.  Both puppies are suffering from sarcoptic mange, a serious but treatable skin infection, and the shelter staff believes they are about 10 weeks old.


“We’re very thankful to the person who brought these puppies into our Adoption Center,” said manager Cassie Marischen.  “Their health issues, coupled with the fact that last Friday was an extremely cold day in Hyannis, could easily have resulted in their dying outside in the parking lot.  We will aggressively treat their skin conditions until both are ready to be put up for adoption.”

 Monkey and Baby at the MSPCA-Centerville Adoption Center (Credit: MSPCA-Centerville)


The MSPCA-Centerville has established a donation page for anyone who wishes to donate to the care of these puppies, or animals like them.  The MSPCA-Centerville will issue another announcement when the puppies become available for adoption.


The MSPCA’s Cape Cod Adoption Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and  Sundays from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.  For more information and directions to the adoption center please click here.



The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.