LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Four premature puppies have been found near a dumpster in Louisville.

According to a news release from Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), a young man found the four-week-old puppies and contacted the agency immediately.

One of the puppies needs intensive care, according to LMAS.

The smallest puppy of the bunch has been named Birdie. She remains in critical condition, and must be fed via an IV and syringes every two hours.

"When she arrived at LMAS, her body temperature could not be detected," said Leslie Hawk, a spokesperson for LMAS, according to the news release. "She is being fostered by one of our vet techs and she is making amazing progress."

All of the puppies will remain with LMAS until they are well enough to be fostered or adopted.

"LMAS is looking for fosters," the release states. "Several premature puppies and kittens have been dropped off as it is the start of the baby season in Louisville, Kentucky."

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