Justice for Oreo, Shih Tzu dog thrown away twice in Spartanburg, SC
  • Petitioned Department Head Mr. Barry Barnette 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor

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Department Head Mr. Barry Barnette 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor

Justice for Oreo, Shih Tzu dog thrown away twice in Spartanburg, SC

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

Nancy Smythe was arrested Thursday, February 9, 2012 after she threw her dog away. Twice. We are seeking justice for her abused dog. As a garbage man was making his rounds in Spartanburg, South Carolina last Thursday morning, he was shocked to open a trash can and find a Shih Tzu dog staring back up at him. He carried the dog up to the home, where Nancy Smythe denied the dog was hers. After continued questioning, however, she admitted ownership. The garbage man left, but not without making a call to animal control on his way out. When animal control arrived at the residence, they found the garbage can moving. Upon inspection, they found that same Shih Tzu dog thrown away again, this time in a bag hidden beneath other bags.  Luckily a small hole in the bag kept the dog from suffocating. Smythe gave the dog over to animal control and has been charged with ill treatment of animals. However we request the charges be upgraded to felony charges.

Amazingly, the little 8 year old Shih Tzu, now called Oreo, suffered nothing but a little confusion from this incident. It’s a miracle this dog wasn’t hurt, but we don’t want this to happen again. Oreo will be held for 5 days and will be available for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting the lovely little dog can contact 864-467-3950.

Join us in asking that, if convicted, Nancy Smythe receive the maximum penalty available under law for the ill treatment of animals, felony animal cruelty and also that she not be able to own another animal again. 





Photo of "Oreo" Courtesy of The Associated Press, WISTV.com and PetPardons

Department Head Mr. Barry Barnette 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor
We, the undersigned, join together and ask that if Nancy Smythe is convicted of ill treatment of animals, the charges be upgraded to a felony animal cruelty and that she receive the maximim penalty available under the law. We also ask that she never be allowed to own another animal.

Kind Regards,

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • debbie fink COLUMBUS, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      I loved my Shih Tzu Had him for 19 yrs. ppl need to wake up.

    • Marissa Ross PARKER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to make an example out of people who have done animals wrong. If people know there are severe consequences we can help stop this!

    • monica corrigan SAYREVILLE, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      She should be arrested and put in a boiling cauldron. Bitch

    • Monica Munoz BRADENTON, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Animal cruelty must stop! I feel soo bad for Oreo.

    • Erin Mabry BLACKSBURG, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      People disgust me. I hope this sweet dog finds the loving home he deserves.


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