Last week a viral video was released showing a woman tossing a bag filled with seven newborn puppies into a dumpster. This week she has been identified, arrested, and charged with seven counts of felony animal abuse.
Deborah Sue Culwell, the 54-year-old woman allegedly responsible for throwing the puppies into a dumpster in 90°F heat, was handcuffed and escorted from her Coachella home.
Her arrest was made possible thanks to video evidence showing her shove the newborn pups into a dumpster behind an auto-parts store last Thursday. Authorities were able to locate Culwell after identifying her license plate number in the video.
Thankfully a homeless man heard the puppies crying and saved them from the sweltering dumpster. The puppies were taken to a foster home by a pair of good Samaritans who came to the homeless man’s aid.