Woman Faces Sentencing for Throwing Her Boyfriend’s Dog into Traffic

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Shellie Hubbard in court.

Shellie Hubbard, 46, of Portland, Oregon faced sentencing on Friday after she pled guilty to the charge of first-degree animal cruelty on August 30th.

On December 22nd 2011, Shellie Hubbard got into an argument with her then boyfriend Darwin Vonschirmer. The pair were driving on Interstate 205 when the two started arguing, supposedly breaking up according to their attorneys. The argument escalated out of control quickly when Hubbard stabbed Vonschirmer in the hand with a broken coffee mug.

Upon being stabbed, Vonschirmer pulled his car over to the shoulder of the freeway. The two got out of the car and started arguing on the side of the road. Hubbard then let Vonschirmer’s Catahoula Leopard Hound dog, Peanut Butter, out of the car. When he tried to pick up his dog Hubbard intercepted Peanut Butter and threw the dog into traffic. Peanut Butter attempted to get to the shoulder of the road but was struck and killed by a car.

On Friday, the Judge sentenced Hubbard to seven months in jail and five years without pets. The maximum sentence Hubbard could have received for first-degree animal cruelty was up to one year in jail. Hubbard also faced charges of third-degree assault and possession of methamphetamine relating to the incident.


21 thoughts on “Woman Faces Sentencing for Throwing Her Boyfriend’s Dog into Traffic”

  1. So why didn’t she get a year!? She did it. I think she should have just been thrown into traffic for her punishment!

  2. I am not one for violence or a man hitting a woman, but to do what she did, I wouldn’t hold it against him to punch her a good shot. What a horrible, horrible piece of crap she is.

    • I agree, I am totally anti anyone hitting anyone BUT bet your life if he had, which I could imagine he wanted to…HE would have been arrested and thrown in jail for assault!!! I just don’t understand why she didn’t get the maximum jail sentence (even though, even THAT isn’t enough)!! While animal abusers keep getting stupid unfair sentences, it will just keep happening…so sad

  3. What a low life she is – I would willingly take her out in my car and push her out onto a very busy road!!!! Cruelty to animals will never cease if the authorities continue to be so lenient in their sentencing with abusers!


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