Woman Who Allegedly Dumped Seven Puppies in Coachella Is Arrested

Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California

Almost 40 dogs had to be removed from the home of a woman accused of dumping seven newborn puppies in a Coachella dumpster amid 90-degree heat, authorities said Tuesday.

Culwell was seen in the video leaving the seven newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal Services.

John was apparently rummaging through the trash when he found the bag and took it inside the auto shop, the animal services news release said.

The woman was captured on security footage ditching the puppies in the skip.

Authorities said that following her arrest they found 38 unfriendly dogs in Culwell's home and "not in great condition", according to CNN.

The case drew national attention after surveillance video showed a woman dropping a bag with the puppies into the trash Thursday before taking off in a Jeep Wrangler.

Another 38 dogs were found at Culwell's home, according to KABC. She was silent as officers led her away from her home.

Mr Welsh described the person who rescued the puppies, believed to be a homeless man named John, as a "a hero in our mind".

Officials said they were able to identify her by her license plate number, the NBC affiliate reported.

Pictured, Cochella puppy dumper, Debbie Culwell aka Deborah Sue Culwell.

Riverside County Animal Services Commander Chris Mayer made the arrest, and the pups have since been relocated to Coachella Valley Animal Campus - although it is not known what they will study.

Culwell could face charges of animal cruelty.

The pups were dehydrated and malnourished and are being cared for by a volunteer who is bottle-feeding them. "This was a shameful act".

"Folks were really shocked by the total disregard for the puppies' lives", Welsh adds.

The puppies were cared for by animal services and will be taken in by MeoowzResQ, a Southern California rescue specializing in kittens and cats, to continue the puppies' care.

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