Woman Arrested for Throwing Dog Away Twice

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A South Carolina woman has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty for disposing of a live, healthy dog in a trash can.

Nancy Jeanne Smythe is charged with ill treatment of animals after a garbage truck driver found a black and white shih tzu in her trash can Thursday morning. The Spartanburg, SC resident initially denied that the dog was hers, but after being pressed, she admitted to throwing it away. Smythe removed the dog from the trash can and the garbage collectors left, calling animal control officers as they drove off.

When investigators responded, they arrived and promptly noticed that one of Smythe’s trash cans was moving. They opened the lid to find that Smythe had made another attempt to dispose of the dog. She was arrested, and Oreo was remanded to the custody of the Greenville County Animal Care Center, where he will be held for five days before he is assessed for adoption.

Aside from a minor skin problem, vets who examined Oreo said the dog is in overall good health. No motive for his disposal has been provided by Smythe.

11 thoughts on “Woman Arrested for Throwing Dog Away Twice”

  1. Stuff like this brings tears to my eyes and pain in my heart! How can people just throw a pet away without a second thought, are they too freaking stupid to know there are shelters and people who take in dogs not wanted. Of course I don’t get that either. I have adopted 3 dogs within the past 10 years. One was hell on wheels and I cried for a month when I had her not knowing how to manager this monster (I also was grieving for my dog that had died a week before I adopted) We worked it out finally. A friend said give her back to the shelter. I said NO WAY, when I adopted her I told her I would love her and give her a good home! So, I just don’t it. Makes me sick! Some one like that woman has a very dark side and Lord only knows what other horrid things she does and probably to people. I pray she never had children, she probably abused them too.

  2. That’s a woman??? Eeeewwww.
    Monsters like “it”…. I mean, her, should be prosecuted and it should be illegal for her to ever have any type of animal in her possession ever again!!

  3. Too Bad they don’t alow Burning at the stake any longer!!That witch will get hers some day! Karma what goes around comes around!


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