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Police in North Carolina find abandoned puppy zipped up in sleeping bag

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- An abandoned puppy is now safe thanks to an Asheville police officer.

On Monday morning, an Asheville officer found the 8-week-old puppy zipped up in a sleeping bag.

Asheville police said the puppy had been stuck in the sleeping bag all night inside a public library.

The puppy is now in the care of Animal Services, where his vitals will be monitored.

"What a little trooper!" Asheville police wrote on Facebook.

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