One Year In Jail For Infamous Dumper Of Puppies

The Desert News reports:

Deborah Sue Culwell, the Southern California woman who was recorded tossing seven 3-day-old puppies into a recycling bin behind an auto parts business in April, pleaded guilty in court Wednesday afternoon to all counts related to the case.

She was sentenced to 365 days in county jail, although 90 of those days will be under a work release. Afterward, she will be on probation for seven years and prohibited from possessing animals.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Harold Hopp, who earlier had increased her bail from $10,000 to $50,000 before reducing it to $40,000 over a period of weeks, agreed to terms of the plea. She changed her pleas to not guilty on seven felony animal cruelty counts and seven misdemeanor animal abandonment charges.