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38 dogs seized from home of Coachella woman who would have been dumped 7 puppies next to dumpster

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Researchers are looking for the woman seen on the images drop a bag of seven puppies behind a Coachella company; the pups were believed to only be about three days old.

Dozens of dogs were recovered from the house of the California woman accused of dumping seven puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster last week.

Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, was arrested at her home in Coachella on Wednesday, Riverside County Animal Services confirmed to Fox News. Surveillance video allegedly caught her dumping the puppies behind a car parts shop is on Thursday, footage that was released to the public in the quest to find the woman.

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The researchers said that there are seven puppies in the bag — all believed to be terrier mixes and about 3 days old, and now is doing well in the care of a foster volunteer.

Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, was arrested at her home in Coachella, California, on Wednesday, the officials said.
(Riverside County Animal Services)

When Culwell was taken into custody, animal services discovered 38 dogs at her house, the officials said. Animal control officers worked for hours to remove the animals from the house was described as “overrun with other dogs.”

“The majority of the dogs appeared to be in a healthy condition, but some were aggressive or fearful,” John Welsh of Riverside County Animal Services, said in a press release. “The house was in a state of disrepair.”

The authorities seized 38 dogs of Culwell at home on Wednesday night.
(Riverside County Animal Services)

Photos released of the dogs allowed them to hide in the corners and under furniture.

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It is not immediately clear when or if the dogs will be available for adoption, as they are considered “seized animals,” Welsh said. The mother of the seven puppies dumped in Coachella “may be” one of the dogs on Culwell’s home, according to officials.

Culwell faces up to seven misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. She was booked at a local jail Wednesday night, animal control said.

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