Woman Gets Jail Sentence for Throwing Puppy in Garbage

garbyIn February a puppy’s life was saved when an Indiana garbage man noticed one of the bags he was tossing into the truck move. Now the woman responsible for tossing the puppy has been convicted of animal cruelty and will be serve 180 days in jail.

Garbage collector Mike Upchurch is the one responsible for saving the puppy’s life. He was throwing trash into his truck when he heard a whimpering. Upchurch investigated the bags and found a shivering puppy covered in garbage in one of them. He quickly rushed the puppy into the truck’s cab to warm it up.

The puppy was starving, cold and dirty, but has since made a full recovery and is now living with his rescuer. Upchurch named the puppy Garby.

Shemika T. Robinson has been convicted of animal cruelty for throwing Garby in the trash. She is banned from owning any animals in the future and will serve 180 days in jail. Once released from jail she is required to complete 50 hours of community service at the Muncie Animal Shelter.

22 thoughts on “Woman Gets Jail Sentence for Throwing Puppy in Garbage”

  1. What the hell is wrong with some people? There is no excuse for this turd did. Take the animal to a shelter or veterinarian and just leave. That’s not right either, but it is certainly a better option. 180 days for throwing a living creature into the trash and 50 hours of community service at the Muncie shelter. Why not just let her stick her hand out and smack her on the wrist? I love the name Garby!!

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    • The story doesn’t talk about the other puppies that were found dead, think there wss 2 or 3 others. The woman thought they had parvovirus or something so just threw them all away. Don’t understand if those puppies were considered in the verdict or not. Sick sick “person” (that term is used loosely).

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    • This is what comes society disconnecting from what it means to take life. We are so very nonchalant about the clean wrapped packaged components of what was days ago an animal with as many feelings as a puppy. When we differentiate between a puppy and a cow or a pig only because of what is fashionable to relate to, despite all those animals being as just capable of identity and bonded relationships, we better review our values as pots calling kettle black.

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  2. While I’m glad this dirtbag did get some jail time, I also agree she should have gotten more. She shouldn’t never be allowed to own any family pet, not even a goldfish! As much as this story infuriates me there is one going on that I want to bring your attention to. This family needs as much help as they can get. Please know I don’t know them personally, but their story is so upsetting, I feel compelled to help them. Please check out their FB page or website. http://www.savephineas.com The mayor of this town has been holding this poor dog away from the family for more than a YEAR for something he didn’t do. The mayor wants to put this poor dog to sleep for an alleged dog bite. If anyone wonders, I did check out the story before I started helping share it. I contacted one of the organizations that is involved with Phineas’ release. Please, people at least look at this and see what you think. Thank you!

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    • I have been following this story and I can’t believe that the town allows their mayor and police to get away with this.

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  3. Why does a person like this even have puppies to begin with or any animal? Shes obviously not willing to take care of them and has no affection or concern for them. Too bad she couldnt have gotten a much stiffer jail sentence. Judges are way too easy on these people – thats why stuff like this keeps happening.

    Theres another story on this blog where a man got 14 years in prison for killing his boss’s dog. Okay he was also convicted of armed burglary which helps in the stiff sentence but at least he got a solid punishment not like this skank.

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  4. i certainly wouldnt give her the privelege of community service in shelter. you cant change these peoples mindset..only a beating would do

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    • I am not saying to do this because it would harm and possibly kill the dogs, but if there were a way to get the dogs to just continuously defecate and make her clean it up, that would be great.

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  5. Absurd her punishment for cruelty is to be responsible for 50 hours of te well being of already down n out dogs at the shelter. I highly doubt this will teach her empathy. Anyone who hurts pets is a sociopath.

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