Coachella isn’t just the place for lasting music festival memories and poolside photos with your friends, but also sad happenings such as a litter of puppies getting thrown into a garbage bin. The latter is the latest investigation police are currently working on after a woman pulled up to a trash bin behind a Napa Auto Parts shop in Coachella and tossed out a bag of five, three-day-old puppies.
USA Today reports that an employee was informed by a pedestrian who saw the questionable act and the Riverside County Department of Animal Services were called to the scene. “The Good Samaritan played a major role in saving theses puppies’ lives,” Animal Services commander Chris Mayer said in a news release. “His actions were humane and heroic.”
“There is no excuse for dumping puppies,” Chris added. “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.”
Riverside County Sheriff’s investigators and the District Attorney’s office are building a strong cruelty case against the unidentified woman. You can watch the said video act in the video below.