RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Six puppies abandoned in a Lake Tahoe trash bin have found permanent homes in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Becky Goodman of the Pet Network Humane Society in Incline Village says the dogs were adopted after being featured at a community reception a week ago.

She told the Tahoe Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/1gqX1sv ) that her organization received as many as 75 adoption applications from across the country for the animals, but sought to place them in local homes.

Volunteers nursed the pups -- a Doberman-border collie mix -- back to health after they were discovered July 23 in a box in a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., trash bin only hours after they were born.

Four other puppies in the litter were not so lucky and died a couple days after the person who found them took the animals to the Incline Village organization.

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Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/