Police: SC Woman Puts Small Dog in Garbage -- Twice

Earlier this week, a sanitation worker found a Shih Tzu in the garbage can of a South Carolina woman while collecting trash. The worker took...

 |  Feb 10th 2012  |   39 Contributions


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Oreo could probably use a good bath after what s/he has been through. (Photo is a loved "model" and not Oreo; from the Flickr photostream of angela n.)

Earlier this week, a sanitation worker found a Shih Tzu in the garbage can of a South Carolina woman while collecting trash. The worker took the dog to the house, where Nancy Smythe, 58, said the dog was hers.

Fortunately the trash collector didn't laugh it off as a cute little mishap, but instead called in animal control officers. When they got there, guess where the little Shih was? Yup. They fished the dog out of the garbage once again, brought the dog to Greenville Co. Animal Control, and made sure Smythe didn't have a third try; she was arrested and charged with "ill treatment of animals."

The dog, who is black and white, has been named Oreo at the shelter, and will soon be up for adoption.

What is it with some people?! What was Smythe thinking? So glad the garbage worker was observant. The automated trucks used by so many trash collection companies can preclude any inspection of garbage. We tip our Dogster hat to the trash collector, who did just the right thing at the right time.

Source: Associated Press

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