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Woman Seen Dumping Bag Full Of Puppies In Bin Gets One Year In Jail

Woman Seen Dumping Bag Full Of Puppies In Bin Gets One Year In Jail

A woman who was caught dumping a bag full of newborn puppies in a bin has been sentenced to a year behind bars for the act.

Deborah Sue Culwell was captured on security CCTV trying to get rid of seven three-day-old puppies by tossing them in a bag and into the bin.

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It was pretty hot on the day the incident took place and the puppies were believed to have been in the bin for more than an hour.

Credit: Riverside County Animal Services
Credit: Riverside County Animal Services

They were only discovered when someone was rifling through the bin and felt the puppies inside the bag.

Riverside County Sheriff's office released a statement saying: "If not for the Good Samaritan's actions, the puppies may not have survived much longer. The mid-day temperatures in Coachella on Thursday were in the mid-90s range."

Sadly, one of the pups died a week after being rescued however the other six have survived.

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Police managed to track down the 54-year-old woman from Coachella, California, where she was arrested and charged with animal endangerment offences.

Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Office

Commander Chris Mayer said: "There is no excuse for dumping puppies. Especially in today's age when we or other shelters would be willing to get these animals to foster parents or rescue partners. This was a shameful act."

Shockingly, when officers went to Culwell's home, they found dozens of dogs living in a 'state of despair'.

A whopping 38 animals were impounded after she was arrested.

According to Buzzfeed News, a judge has sentenced the woman to 365 days behind bars and she's been banned from owning animals upon her release.

When she is eventually let out, she'll be on probation for seven years.

Featured Image Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Office

Topics: News, Animals

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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