A Maryland woman tossed three puppies into a dumpster after getting into an argument with their owner, police said.
The event unfolded Sunday, when 49-year-old Tammy M. Curtis of Lexington Park told the puppies' owner she killed the dogs, and refused to say where they were.
Shortly after, police said a witness found the puppies inside a plastic bag in a dumpster. All three were still alive, but had difficulty breathing.
Curtis was arrested and charged with three counts of animal cruelty.