connectVideoWoman dumping puppies outside of Coachella business
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.
The woman is allegedly caught on camera dumping a bag full of puppies next to a trash Coachella, California, was on Monday arrested.
Deborah Sue Culwell, 55, was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. on suspicion of the crime of cruelty to animals, Riverside County Animal Services told Fox News.
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Security cameras apparently caught Culwell on Thursday afternoon, riding behind a store with a plastic bag.
The woman was then seen walking in the direction of the bin and dropping the clear plastic bag in the area before driving away.
Around an hour later, a man named John, who was rummaging through the trash discovered the pups are still alive, the officials said.
Culwell allegedly dumped seven puppies. All were 3 days old and believed to be terrier mixes. Officials said it had not that John’s actions, the pups may not have survived much longer as temperatures in Coachella on Thursday were in the middle of the years’ 90.
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John Welsh of Riverside County Animal Services, told Fox News that about 30 dogs were found in Culwell at home on Monday.
The seven pups Culwell was accused of dumping were doing well in the care of a foster volunteer, Welsh said.