Culwell's arrest comes after surveillance footage was widely circulated of her exiting her Jeep and tossing the newborn puppies Thursday near the trash. "The mid-day temperatures in Coachella on Thursday were in the mid-90s range". A man heard them crying and took the puppies to a nearby store, where an employee called authorities.
Allegedly, these pups weren't the only ones being abused by Culwell.
Authorities say they found 30 more dogs at Culwell's home, way more than allowed without a kennel permit, Riverside County Animal Services chief John Welsh told CBS News.
Wow. How very bad! We still can't wrap our heads around what kind of person could be so cruel, to such sweet creatures...
Meanwhile, the puppies who were found in the dumpster are "doing well" and with a fosterer in the Inland Empire who can properly care for and bottle-feed them.
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So what happened to the puppies?! The dogs have since been taken to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus.
It's still unclear why this heinous act was committed in the first place, but we hope the price will justly be paid.
Riverside County Sheriff's investigators and the District Attorney's office are building a strong cruelty case against the unidentified woman.
"The Good Samaritan played a major role in saving [the] puppies' lives", Commander Mayer said. "This was a shameful act".
Riverside County Animal Services has not responded to requests about whether the puppies' mother was among 38 dogs found inside Culwell's home and whether she has been reunited with her litter.