SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – “Alyce” the puppy is recovering after being thrown from a moving car on I-85 in Spartanburg County.
Greenville County Animal Care thinks she is an 8-week-old mixed breed.
Miraculously, her only injury is a broken leg.
Greenville County Animal Care is paying for her medical expenses with an off-site vet.
Tracy Carr is accused of throwing the puppy out the window of the car.
Relatives were driving Carr home after her release from the Georgia Department of Corrections when Carr’s sister said the puppy was dumped from the car onto northbound Interstate 85 near mile marker 77.
Carr was sitting in the backseat with a puppy, according to an incident report.
Carr’s sister asked her to keep the puppy in the backseat after it tried climbing to the front of the vehicle, the report says.
Carr’s sister told a sheriff’s deputy that moments later she heard a window roll down and a thud and saw Carr pull her arms back into the vehicle.
The puppy was no longer in the vehicle. Carr sat in the backseat as if nothing happened, according to the report.
Carr claimed she accidentally rolled down the window and the dog jumped out while they were driving before stating she “hoped the dog’s head exploded on the ground so that it died without feeling pain,” according to the report.
But the puppy was still alive.
Carr has been charged with ill treatment of animals.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the 26-year-old Charleston, West Virginia woman remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center charged with ill treatment of an animal.
Her bond has been set at $1,000.