A 36-year-old woman from Muncie, Ind., has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly throwing a still-alive puppy away with her trash.
According to Monday's publication of the Star-Press, Shemika T. Robinson was charged with a misdemeanor, specifically, abandonment or neglect of an animal, for tossing the pup back on Feb. 13.
Fortunately, the six-week-old Shih-Tzu mix puppy was discovered by Muncie Sanitary District employee, Mike Upchurch, before being hauled away to the dump.
Upchurch proved himself to be much more than an alert employee that day.
After finding the puppy, who was described as "barely alive," Upchurch warmed him up, took him to animal control, and later, adopted him.
According to Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold, Robinson admitted that she threw the puppy away, explaining that she believed that the puppy was dead.
A veterinarian who examined the puppy, after he was rescued, determined that the pup was lethargic due to low blood sugar caused by not being fed.
The puppy, now known as "Garby," is thriving with his new guardian. In fact, he now how his own Facebook page with over 2,000 fans.
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