UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Six puppies that were rescued after being dumped into a Massachusetts river will soon be up for adoption.

The puppies, now about 6 ½ weeks old, were found by a kayaker in the Blackstone River in Uxbridge on Sept. 24. Police say they had been placed in a bag that was about to go underwater.

The puppies have been given water-themed names like River and Creek and are currently living with Uxbridge animal control officer Kevin Sullivan and his family.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that they will likely be ready for adoption in the next few weeks.

Police are still looking for whoever threw the puppies in the river.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com