A woman was caught on video in Coachella, CA dumping a bag full of seven, three-day-old puppies into a dumpster behind a store in 90-degree heat last Thursday. The police are looking for the well-dressed woman who is driving a white Jeep. She left the three-day-old terrier mixes in a sealed bag. If someone hadn’t been paying attention, they would have quickly died from lack of oxygen and the heat.
There are few things that tick people off more than animal cruelty. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior when she could have easily taken them to a pet shelter, a pet store, or even listed them on Craigslist. All would have been about the same effort. It takes a cold-hearted person to knowingly try to kill innocent puppies like this.
Security footage released by the Riverside County Animal Services shows the woman, with long dark hair and dressed in a skirt and tank top, in a white Jeep Wrangler pulling into a parking lot. She wasn’t even smart enough to know there are cameras everywhere and doing this in broad daylight would ensure she is eventually identified and tracked down. She dumped the puppies around 1 pm in the afternoon and just took off.
She took the time to look into a dumpster used for recyclables before throwing the bag said to contain the puppies into the trash. Luckily for the pups, a passerby spotted the bag and took it to a nearby store.
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After officials reviewed the surveillance footage from the shop’s security cameras it showed the woman driving into the parking lot near the rear area of the business. Authorities claim that the puppies would not have survived more than an hour under those circumstances in that location.
Riverside County Animal Service Commander Chris Mayer said: “The Good Samaritan played a major role in saving these puppies’ lives. His actions were humane and heroic.”
“There is no excuse for dumping puppies,” Animal Services Commander Chris Mayer said in a statement. “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.”
“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.” No intelligence or empathy whatsoever.
The puppies are now being cared for at an Orange County rescue shelter – all of them thankfully survived the ordeal. And I’m sure they will find good and caring homes.
The Riverside Animal Services Department is now hoping that someone will recognize the woman and turn her in. Mayer, who called the woman’s actions “despicable,” said he’s been in contact with investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff Office and the District Attorney’s office, who said she could face animal cruelty charges. She should turn herself in… it’s just a matter of time now until she’s apprehended and people hate others who hurt animals like this.