Animal services spokesman John Welsh said Deborah Sue Culwell was arrested at her residence in Coachella Monday evening. Culwell is facing up to seven counts of felony animal cruelty, Welsh said.
Officials said store surveillance video shows a woman pulled up in a Jeep next to a trash bin outside the Napa Auto Parts store just after 1 p.m. last Thursday.
The video then shows the woman got out of the vehicle carrying a plastic bag. She walked toward a bin used for recycling materials, opened the lid, dropped it in, and drove away, animal services officials said.
A passerby saw the incident and contacted a store employee, who called the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. An officer arrived less than an hour later and collected the puppies, believed to be terrier mix.
The puppies were brought to a Riverside County animal campus where veterinarians cared for them. MeoowzResQ, a Southern California rescue group that specializes in kitten and cat rescue, has partnered with animal services to foster the puppies and take over bottle-feeding duties.
Temperatures in Coachella on Thursday were in the mid-90s, and if the passerby had not stopped and found the puppies when he did, they likely would have died in the heat, animal services officials said.
"The good Samaritan played a major role in saving these puppies' lives," animal services Commander Chris Mayer said. "His actions were humane and heroic."
Mayer described the woman’s actions as "despicable."
"There is no excuse for dumping puppies," Mayer said. "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."
you see fame and fortune comes with a price someone as cute and talented and perfect as Ariana grande is empty and depressed ....all that money fame and fortune yet she is depressed .... fame is a drug a powerful drug that the insecure and shy thrive on because they want to be loved because they do not love themselves they want everyone to love them ...... Freddie mercury was lonely he said it many many many times he used to cry and the only time he felt loved was on stage in front of thousands of drunk high fans . its a gift and a curse all on the same platform ...and if you look at all the awards these people are all suffering from the same disease ... fame is a disease and usually the insecure and lonely seek it out so it will solve all their problems because they do not love themselves so they look for love in others ..... it never pans out usually the famous can only date famous ....birds of a feather fly together they only understand each other and live in fantasy and cannot find inside themselves and look for self gratification in the form of fans and money johnny depp has everything but look at the problems he has with women and money Angelina and brad we could go on and on ...... robin Williams was iconic in trying to make everyone happy ....except himself...... fame is like a powerful drug only it may be the most addictive of all things ....
Ariana Grande Posts Quote About Depression After Tweeting She Felt 'Empty'
The "Thank U, Next" singer took to Instagram on Saturday to share a Jim Carrey quote about depression that stuck with her.
"Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world. It's too much for me,'" the quote begins. "You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you've been trying to play."
Grande added, "The whole LOML (love of my life) forever," on her post.
She also posted a close up photo of the actor, writing, "I love you so much," and confessing that her first AIM username was "jimcarreyfan42" when she was in fourth grade.
The post comes a couple days after Grande got candid about the hardships of performing live. When a fan praised her for finding a creative outlet to help her with her struggles, the singer replied in since-deleted tweets captured by fans, "Making it is healing. Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell."
Grande continued, writing, "I just am sharing. It's hard and I'm trying and my soul is confused and tired and i love u."
"Having a routine is good for ptsd. been readin bout it. i would be sad without the shows too. imma be ok. might change the set list a lil," added.
In another tweet to a fan on Thursday, Grande confessed, "I just feel empty and i wanna have more to say / better energy to give to u and rn i don’t have anything. love u. 🖤💻."
The singer, who recently performed at Coachella and is currently on her Sweetener world tour, shared the insight on Twitter in a now-deleted tweet in response to a fan who’d said: “Music is your therapy and I love seeing it heal you.”
According to Grande, she finds music “healing” but compared performing to “hell”.
“Making it is healing,” the 25-year-old wrote. “Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell.”
The pop star then followed up on the topic in another tweet, explaining to one follower who asked if touring was good for her health that that touring has actually been very difficult.
“I have so much on my mind and it’s so heavy and no energy to process or work thru any of it but I’m trying hard,” Grande wrote, before adding: “I wish it were a year ago. I’d give anything.”
The singer concluded her emotional tweets informing her more than 62m followers that she wishes she could give them better energy but just feels “empty”.
Grande, whose ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died in September, ended her engagement with Pete Davidson in October and is still dealing with the effects of the Manchester bombing which occurred during her concert in 2017.
Instead, we got a 7-minute animated romp in which our faves are depicted as various wild animal/plants/planets, etc.: Bieber is a baboon (more on this later), Grande a zebra, Snoop Dogg a marijuana plant, Lil Jon a clam, Kevin Hart is Kanye West, and DiCaprio has the innate pleasure of playing himself.
And if the fact that Lil Jon, as a clam, utters the line “what the f—k, I’m a clam?” isn’t weird enough for you, perhaps this will be: as the video transitions from Bieber telling viewers his “anus is huge,” we literally travel through the singer’s baboon butt to meet Grande’s zebra (2:21, see for yourself) who is very quickly mauled by Halsey's lion cub.