DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — A young woman in Mocksville is looking for justice, because she says her dog was violently killed earlier this week.
Scarlett Weber says she got her dog Gypsy last year. Gypsy was a Miniature Pinscher Yorkie mix. Pictures are all Weber has now after what happened at the Lake Myers Campground Wednesday night.
“It’s a little rough when you see somebody slam your dog on the ground. You look over and she’s not moving. I pick her up and her neck is broken,” said Weber.
Weber told FOX8 a woman she’d never met before tried to take Gypsy while she was doing laundry. Weber says she told the woman to stop and put her dog down. Instead, she says the woman threw Gypsy to the ground and the dog died on impact.
“Her reaction after the fact was even worse. She walked over to my dog said, ‘That’s what you get for being rude,’ and just walked away,” said Weber.
Weber showed FOX8 a copy of the incident report written by the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.
“They gave her a misdemeanor for animal cruelty, and they escorted her off the property. Other than that, that’s pretty much all they’ve done,” said Weber.
A North Carolina animal cruelty law, called Susie’s Law, says people can be charged with a felony for maliciously killing or abusing an animal. If found guilty, a person can get up to 10 months in prison.
Weber says a misdemeanor charge in Gypsy’s case isn’t enough.
“I had to bury my dog yesterday. It’s one of those things where now I have to deal with the aftermath of losing my child really,” said Weber.
The Davie County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control did not reply to requests for comment on the case Friday.