The woman from Coachella who was caught over the weekend dumping a plastic bag containing 7 puppies into the container of a local restaurant has by now been arrested. The case got attention after a video showing the woman getting out of her jeep and carelessly dumping the live animals into an open container went viral.
The 54-year-old woman who has not been named is by now arrested. The search for her went viral after an animal cruelty investigation.
The Riverside Department of Animal Services said in a press release : ‘An employee with a Napa Auto Parts store contacted Riverside County Animal Services after a passerby discovered the bag next to a Dumpster. The store is located at 49251 Grapefruit Blvd. Officer Jose Cisneros responded shortly before 2 p.m. and collected a trash bag, which contained seven puppies. All of the pups were approximately 3 days old and were believed to be terrier mixes.’
‘Animal Services’ veterinary team members cared for the puppies and lined up a rescue group partner organization to take over bottle feeding duties. MeoowzResQ, a Southern California-based organization specializing in kitten and cat rescue and fostering, agreed to accept the pups.’
‘Officer Cisneros asked an employee at the Napa store if he could review any surveillance footage from the store security’s cameras. The employee allowed the officer to review the footage and he watched one segment that showed a vehicle driving near the rear area of the business.’