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