Police said someone stuffed nine newborn puppies into a garbage bag and threw the bag into a Dumpster. The puppies reportedly still had their umbilical cords attached.
A security guard happened to hear the puppies whining and found them alive. Police said they traced the dogs to Chris Davis, who lives in a gated community in Pinehurst.
Police charged Davis with a felony and are using DNA to match the puppies with their mother; the dog, officers say, belongs to Davis.
The puppies are 7 weeks old and have all been adopted.
Davis goes to court next Wednesday, but he does not face jail time. He could get up to three years probation.
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