Woman Gets Jail Sentence for Throwing Puppy in Garbage

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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. Oh that’s just great….let her go spend some time at the animal shelter abusing those poor doggies

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    • It’s not like nobody in the shelter isn’t supporting her becoming socialized by those around her at the shelter. think about dogs raised without human love and maybe chained or beaten. With a good rescue, they come around. Do you think – after all the work and good calls that Munci made – that they are that stoopid? Guess again.

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  2. You piece of shit scumbag asshole — Come to my neighborhood and do some so-called community service – I’ll show your no doubt FAT ASS some community service – Our neighborhood does not do well with animal abusers and you had better hopr that you never show your ugly ass our way or we will do u the same way u did those poor animals u piece of SHIT !!!

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  3. WTF Really your gonna allow her to be around animals that are already suffering!!! She should be banned from being within 20 yards of any animal! Rot in jail!!!!

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  4. IMO anyone who abuses children, the elderly, and the mentally &/or physically handicapped should serve a much stiffer sentence than is normally handed down today AND anyone who abuses an animal should get the same sentence as for abusing a human being. This includes the vicious bast*rds who horribly abuse animals raised for food. An animal raised for food is entitled to a comfortable life and a quick painless death, before we eat it’s flesh. Shemika huh? (copied/pasted: 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.) In my opinion she and others like her are getting of with a finger shaken at their hand, not even a slap on the wrist. We need much steeper penalties for cruelty to living things.

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    • That quick and painless death would still come in a matter of months for animals meant to live decades. So, then what? Let them live decades and then “humane” slaughter? There is no humane slaughter. That animal loves its life as much as you.

      And do you think that 1) you’d be willing to eat that tough old meat, raised as an animal that had the treatment and breeding and chemicals to make it such a juicy big breasted hen or turkey that it can’t even walk? 2) the factory farm industry could afford to let an animal live that long and still make profit; or provide enough room for it to live in light and feel grass under its feet/hooves, not have it’s beak/horns/tail/testicals whacked off with no anesthetic and usually no antibiotic to ward off death by necropsy?

      What a fairy tale you live in!

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  5. i hope that beast is never permitted to home another animal for the rest of her horrible life!!!!!

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