A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing a bag containing seven newborn puppies into a Southern California dumpster.
Investigators say the bag was sealed and cavalierly tossed into the bin, causing Animal Services to term the case one of “willful act of animal cruelty,” according to CBS L.A.
A man rummaging for recyclables found the dogs within an hour.
“The Good Samaritan played a major role in saving these puppies’ lives,” Riverside County Animal Service Commander Chris Mayer said. “His actions were humane and heroic.”
If they had not been found as quickly as they were, the puppies wouldn’t have survived much longer in the 90-degree heat, Riverside County Animal Services said.
“There is no excuse for dumping puppies,” Mayer said. “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.”
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