Animal Services

Police Seek Woman Who Tossed Bag of Puppies Into Dumpster

The woman is accused of throwing seven puppies, all about 3 days old.

Police sought a 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.

The puppies were only in the dumpster for about an hour. The hope was to put them up for adoption.

You can help NBC4 and Telemundo by joining the "Fund the Shelters Challenge" to help bring together animals and shelters.

Visit Fund the Shelters to learn more.

Contact Us