By using closed circuit surveillance camera footage, Pasco police have been able to identify the suspect who dumped three Chihuahua puppies in a dumpster at a Pasco car wash a week ago.

KEPR-TV reports the new born puppies were found abandoned, but now officials say the case has been handed over to the prosecutor. Reports indicate officials are requesting it be treated as a felony. That's likely due to the cruelty of dumping newborn puppies in a dumpster in sub freezing weather.

Animal shelter officials say the man and his family have been required to bring them the two remaining dogs they had, the mother and one puppy.

He is facing three counts of animal cruelty according to officials, and has a pending court date.