NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Animal Care & Control of New York is asking for help caring for two puppies who survived after being found abandoned on the side of the road in Staten Island over the weekend.

The puppies, who have been named Faith and Hope, are about 3 to 4-months-old and are believed to be either Mastiffs or Great Danes.

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The severely emaciated and dehydrated pups were found by a good Samaritan inside clear plastic containers with holes poked for ventilation, officials said.

“Not only is it against the law to abandon an animal, but to have an animal suffer like that and to have you be responsible for that, is really, really shameful,” AC&C Executive Director Julie Bank told 1010 WINS.

She said they’re going to need a lot of medical care and is asking for donations to their “STAR” fund, or Special Treatment And Recovery program.

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Faith and Hope will be available for adoption in the future, but for now, they need time to recover.

“They will need a couple more weeks of care in a foster home, but if there is anyone out there who is interested in adopting one or both of these little girls, it would be a great thing,” said Bank.

If you’d like to donate to the puppies’ STAR fund or for more information, visit

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