COACHELLA (CBSLA)  —  Riverside County Animal Services is hoping the public can help them identify a woman who is allegedly shown tossing a bag filled with puppies into a trash bin in Coachella Thursday.

A woman is seen throwing seven three-day-old puppies into a dumpster in Coachella (credit: Riverside County Animal Services)

The bag was sealed and cavalierly tossed into the bin causing Animal Services to term the case one of “willful act of animal cruelty.” They believe the case rises to the level of felony animal cruelty.

The unidentified woman is shown getting out of a white Jeep, walking over to the bin and tossing the bag (containing seven puppies, about 3-days-old) just after 1 p.m. into the trash.

The bin is located outside an auto parts store in the 49000 block of Grapefruit Boulevard.

If not for a passerby hearing the puppies whimpering, they would have faced certain death.

John Welsh, media relations strategist for Animal Services, says the group would also like to thank their rescue partner, the organization MeoowzResQ for “taking care of the pups.”

Comments (3)
  1. Isn’t this what they are being taught? To have no respect for life. The only thing surprising here is that the media is shocked.

  2. Sadie Newman says:

    It’s just Evil! My Chihuahua Bella went missing on August 21, 2014 in Indio! I was detained by police as she jumped out the back window of my car. They said she ran towards the desert by the onramp of the 10 and Dillion road which was under construction at the time. Im still actively looking for her. She sings along to the song “One Fine Day’ by The Chiffon’s. I was hoping to spread the word maybe someone has her or knows someone who does! This is a video I made for her. Not to take attention away from these babies but I thought I’d share. You never know who knows who ya know?!
    Please Share https://youtu.be/JkXpHGoCRrM

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