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California woman faces charges for throwing puppies in dumpster

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COACHELLA, Calif. -

A California woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty charges after she allegedly threw seven 3-day-old puppies into a dumpster.

The Desert Sun reports that Deborah Sue Culwell was arrested Monday around 5:30 p.m. Officials say that Culwell, of Coachella, California, dumped the puppies behind an auto parts story Thursday.

Authorities released surveillance video which showed a woman with long dark hair pulling up in a Jeep next to a trash bin outside the Napa Auto Parts store. The woman is seen dropping a plastic bag into the dumpster and then driving away.

A passerby saw the incident and told a store employee who contacted the police.

The puppies were rescued from the dumpster and treated by veterinarians. The animals are expected to be OK.

Culwell faces multiple animal cruelty charges.

 

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