Arrested - dog thrown in the trash

Woman arrested after dog found sealed in bag thrown in the trash

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A Florida woman was arrested after a small dog was found sealed inside of a black bag which had been thrown into the trash. According to the Polk County Sheriff, the dog was discovered by two people who heard cries coming from an apartment complex dumpster – one of the people jumped into the bin and found the Chihuahua who was discarded among the trash.

Finding the dog’s owner

On Saturday, the authorities were called out to investigate at 4073 Mahogany Run in Winter Haven. According to the Sheriff’s Office, animal control discovered that the abandoned Chihuahua had a microchip which was registered to 41-year-old Shawkimo Anderson.

Deputies were able to locate Anderson nearby – she initially told them that she had given her dog, Diamond, to someone two months ago. She later admitted that she had sealed the dog into a trash bag and put the bag into the dumpster where she was found.

The suspect’s reason for abandonment

Anderson told the authorities that she could no longer afford to care for Diamond, who she had owned for four years. Rather than take the dog to an animal shelter, she threw her away.

Anderson is facing a charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

The dog’s fate

The dog was alive when pulled from the trash, but she later died. A necropsy is being done to determine the cause of death.

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Grady Judd, Sheriff, commented on the cruel situation:

“I don’t know how anyone could do this to a pet. This woman stuffed an innocent creature into a bag and left it to die when all she had to do was give it to someone or surrender it to Animal Control, no questions asked. Because of her selfish action, the dog has now passed away. I commend the people who did their best to try and save her.”

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8 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    WELL ONE thing for sure THIS ETHNIC POS DESERVES Her own “HEAVY DUTY” Durable TRASH that will FIT THE TRASH SHE IS.. and she NEEDS to BE able to endure the same FATE this Beautiful little Dog SUFFERED PRIOR to HER DEMISE at the HANDS of THIS RUTHLESS BITCH!!! BOY what a PIECE OF WORK SHE IS> CORN ROWS and ALL!!!

  2. Adrienne says:

    We all agree, she should be put in a bag that can’t be torn open and left inside until she dies. She doesn’t deserve to live any longer than she gave this poor tiny dog. What a horrible way for this dog to die. Being sealed in a bag with no air and dying in the heat of Florida. Show no mercy to this scum.

  3. Dalma Bugg says:

    Heartless, callous, cruel these are suitable tags for this horrible person. Can’t afford to keep a gorgeous tiny chihuahua that would eat like a bird? But she can affect red to get flawless corn rows done in her hair? Plus she’s too lazy to tare her sadly unwanted dog of four years to a shelter or rescue where little Diamond would be welcomed with open arms. Something isn’t right here, oh yes, the lazy woman needs to cop a hefty fine and a few years in solitary might sort her out – and never to be allowed near any animal ever again.

  4. Bev Woodburn says:

    This is another vile and evil psychopathic depraved animal torturing evil lowlife bitch that should be put to death. No questions asked just kill the vile and evil psycho depraved animal torturing bitch.
    RIP little doggy. This bitch will get her punishment. And this will be torture and suffering before this bitch goes to hell. Burn in hell you lowlife pos bitch. Just the look of you, you must be eradicated from our planet.

  5. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG: WTF is wrong with people???

    This is absolutely disgusting. How can anyone be so callous and cruel?

    This useless cunt should be locked up forever (& lose the keys please). Only leave prison in a pine box….. She has a reserved spot in Hell where she will burn forever for her cruelty……. hope she gets there ASAP after dying alone, afraid, in horrible pain (& worst of all) unloved………

    RIP precious treasure, your life mattered and we hope you get justice……. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies….


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