Police: Woman throws puppies in dumpster

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COACHELLA, CA (KXAN) — Authorities in California are looking for a woman who threw puppies into a dumpster Thursday.

The woman drove up behind an auto parts store in Coachella, gets out and tosses a bag in the trash.

Police say the plastic bag contained seven newborn puppies. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera.

A passerby found them and an employee of the auto parts store contacted animal services. The dogs are OK and now in the care of a rescue group.

Authorities in Riverside County plan to charge the woman with animal cruelty once she is identified.

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