Woman Identified and Arrested After Dumping 7 Newborn Puppies in Coachella Dumpster

    An unidentified woman who made widespread news yesterday when she was photographed allegedly dumping 7 newborn puppies into a dumpster in Coachella, California, has been found and arrested by Riverside County Animal Services.

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    Riverside County Animal Services

    Facing Up to 7 Counts of Felony Animal Cruelty

    The suspect he has been identified as 54-year-old Deborah Sue Culwell, who is now facing up to 7 counts of felony animal cruelty.

    Culwell was arrested at her Coachella home where authorities found approximately 30 other dogs, which they impounded to make sure the animals were properly cared for and fed.

    The seven puppies Culwell allegedly threw away in a dumpster are believed to be approximately three days old, Terrier mixes, and are now being bottle-fed by animal services.