-- A tiny puppy -- only a week old -- was recently rescued from a trash bin by police and animal safety officers in Tampa, Florida.
The puppy's mother and four of its siblings were also discovered in a nearby shed during the investigation, according to police.
The dogs are currently under the care of Hillsborough County Animal Services at the Pet Resource Center in Tampa, police added.
An investigation is ongoing and charges are possible, WFTS reported.
The Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Animal Services did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for additional information such as updates on the dogs' conditions.