The charmer who opted to drop seven newborn puppies in a steamy Dumpster instead of at her local animal shelter will spend a year in her local criminal shelter, aka county jail.
Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, pleaded guilty to seven counts each of animal cruelty and animal abandonment after she was caught on video in April tossing a plastic bagful of puppies into a garbage bin in Coachella, Calif.
Culwell had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, and had faced up to seven years in jail.
Media reports confirm that Culwell will spend the last 90 days of her sentence on work release and is forbidden from owning animals for the seven years she’ll spend on probation.
A man rummaging through the Dumpster moments after Culwell left spotted the puppies and saved them.