Muncie woman sentenced to jail for throwing puppy in trash

Muncie woman sentenced to jail for throwing puppy in trash

Little Garby at home with his hero Mike Upchurch.

Shemika Robinson, 36, of Muncie, Ind. was sentenced to 180 days in jail and required to give 50 hours of community service to Animal Care and Control for throwing a six-week-old puppy into the trash.

On Feb. 13, sanitation worker Mike Upchurch noted a trash bag moving, and when he opened the plastic bag, out popped an adorable little puppy. The puppy was shivering and covered with trash, but the sanitation workers managed to warm him up and feed him while waiting for Muncie Animal Care and Control.

According to, the puppy's owner was identified as Robinson who told authorities she threw the puppy away because he had parvo, an often fatal, contagious viral infection spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with feces.

Robinson said she disposed of other dogs the same way.

Luckily for this little pooch however, a veterinarian check diagnosed the puppy suffered from low blood sugar and malnourishment.

Need an uplift to what could have been a tragic story? Mike Upchurch adopted the adorable little guy; his name is Garby.

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