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Woman accused of throwing dog in trash gets probation

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV) -- A woman accused of throwing a puppy in the trash will not face any jail time.
 
Tracia L. Johnson was sentenced Wednesday to a year probation, 250 hours of community service, and can't own an animal during her probation. The judge denied the 60 days in jail that prosecutors asked for.
 
Johnson is accused of wrapping a cord around the neck of Tommy, a one-year-old pit bull, and putting him in the trash.
 
A trash collector found the dog in the trash and called authorities.
           
A shelter in Alton, Illinois took Tommy in and he has since recovered.
           
 
On Wednesday morning a group of protesters and Tommy were outside the courthouse before Johnson’s hearing.

 

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