(TMZ) Culwell has been charged with 7 felony counts of animal cruelty, plus 7 misdemeanor counts of abandoning the dogs. She’s facing 7 years in prison, if convicted.
Police sought the woman who can be seen in surveillance video shoving seven newborn puppies that were only days old into a dumpster behind an auto-parts store on Thursday in Coachella, California officials said.
“You can clearly see the bag of puppies being dumped into the dumpster,” said John Welsh, the chief of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. “There’s clearly not a level of intelligence that’s going to be used if you’re going to toss animals.”
The puppies were three days old and left by the woman in mid 90-degree heat on Thursday.
It can get really hot in Coachella. It was in the mid-90s when the puppies were found. They were barely breathing when they were found by an individual rummaging through the trash bin. The puppies were taken to an Orange County shelter where they recovered.
If convicted on all counts, she faces up to 6 years behind bars.