Search for woman who tossed puppies in dumpster

Posted at 6:43 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 06:43:21-04

COCHELLA, CA (WKBW)  — Police in southern California are searching for a woman who was seen on surveillance video throwing a bag of puppies into a dumpster.

The woman was seen pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto parts store in Cochella, stepping out of her car, and dropping a bag in the dumpster. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released the video.

A man who was going through the trash shortly after spotted the bag and found the seven puppies. Authorities believe they were three-day-old terrier mixes, and said they likely wouldn't have survived the heat if they hadn't been found so quickly.