Culwell was seen in the video leaving the seven newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal
The puppies, estimated to be three days old, were wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped in a recycling garbage bin. They would have likely died but a bystander fortunately discovered the puppies and kept the incident from becoming a tragedy.
“The Good Samaritan played a major role in saving theses puppies’ lives,” Commander Chris Mayer said. “His actions were humane and heroic.”
But the story doesn’t end there. When officers turned up at Culwell’s home in Coachella, the desert city known for its annual music festival of the same name, they found 38 more dogs languishing in filthy conditions.
Though most of the 38 dogs in the home appeared to be “somewhat healthy,” some were aggressive or fearful, the agency said, adding the house was in a state of disrepair.
None of the dogs are available for adoption presently. The puppies are being cared for by MeoowzResQ, a Southern California-based organization specializing in kitten and cat rescue and fostering. They are taking care of bottle feeding duties and say that the puppies terrier mixes and are thriving.
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