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Woman who threw dog into traffic gets 7 months

By Associated Press

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VANCOUVER, Wash. » A woman who threw her boyfriend's dog into freeway traffic last December has been sentenced to seven months in jail — and five years without pets.

The Columbian newspaper reports that Shellie Hubbard of Portland, Ore., pleaded guilty last month and was sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court for first-degree animal cruelty, third-degree assault and possession of methamphetamine.

Judge Barbara Johnson noted that in addition to the dog's death, the 46-year-old's actions endangered drivers on Interstate 205.

The incident began last Dec. 22, when Hubbard and her boyfriend began arguing. She struck him with a broken coffee mug, slicing his hand, and he pulled the car over. Hubbard let the Catahoula leopard hound dog, named Peanut Butter, out of the car, then scooped it up and threw it into traffic.

The dog was struck as it tried to walk back to the side of the road.







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Tipops wrote:
Wow, seven months in jail for throwing a dog into traffic in Vancouver, Washington. Does this compare with killing a 16 year old girl through reckless behavior and getting 12 days in jail in Hawaii? Different jurisdictions have different standards I guess. Scary, huh!
on September 8,2012 | 03:32PM
gypsy wrote:
I don't think is quite comparable.
on September 8,2012 | 03:57PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I was going to say the same thing!
on September 8,2012 | 08:31PM
Waipahunokaoi wrote:
Apples and Oranges Titops
on September 8,2012 | 04:23PM
bpet wrote:
Very different, one was a terribly unfortunate accident and the other was a deliberate act of cruelty and violence.
on September 8,2012 | 05:14PM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
Seven months ... that's like a slap on the wrist!
on September 8,2012 | 05:25PM
Anonymous wrote:
Over here in Hawaii her sentence would have included free english classes at community college.
on September 8,2012 | 07:37PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
For dog lovers like myself this story is so heart-rending. This woman got only a slap on the wrist for assaulting her boyfriend and endangering the other motorists. May that dog find peace now that it is on the other side. May that woman receive what is coming to her.
on September 8,2012 | 08:28PM
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