A West Virginia woman faces animal cruelty charges after authorities state she threw a puppy out of the window while in the back seat of a moving car along Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on Sunday. Luckily the dog survived the cruel act, however suffered abrasions and possibly a broken front leg.
Tracy Nicole Carr, 26, had been in the vehicle with her sister, who asked Carr to hold the puppy because it had become restless and was trying to climb into the driver’s lap. According to The State, a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office stated the sister heard the window roll down and then heard a thud. She reached into the back of the car to find the puppy and found out the puppy was no longer there. Carr told officers the window had accidentally rolled down, and after the puppy “fell out,” she “hoped the dog’s head exploded on the ground so that it died without feeling pain.”
Environmental Enforcement Director Jamie Nelson stated the puppy was picked up by Animal Control and taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.
Carr was recently released from the Georgia Department of Corrections and was being driven home. If found guilty of ill treatment of an animal for a first offense, Carr faces up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine from $100 to $500.Carr remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center and in lieu of a $1,000 bond.
(Photo of Carr who allegedly threw a puppy out of a moving car by Spartanburg County Detention Center booking photo.)
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