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Kansas City woman accused of throwing dog off balcony pleads guilty

The injured dog was rushed to Kansas City's shelter where vets would remove his injured eyes. The injured dog was rushed to Kansas City's shelter where vets would remove his injured eyes.
Kimberly Anderson before a court appearance. (KCTV5) Kimberly Anderson before a court appearance. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A Kansas City, MO woman who allegedly abused a small dog pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor animal abuse on Thursday. 

Kimberly Anderson admits to abusing the dog widely known as "Roadrunner." 

In November 2014, Anderson allegedly tossed the dog from a balcony. Roadrunner had broken bones and lost both of his eyes due to the incident. 

The dog remains alive and is being cared for by new owners. He was adopted in January 2015 by a Kansas City Pet Project staff member. 

By pleading guilty, she agrees to enter the Jackson County Mental Health Care, make a $200 restitution to the Pet Project and serve 120 days of shock time. She can no longer own any animals in the future. 

“We’re so pleased today that a felony animal abuse conviction was obtained and that his dog’s family and the shelter’s staff and volunteers can now have closure in this case,” said Tori Fugate, Director of Marketing & Development with KC Pet Project. “This is one of the first felony animal abuse convictions in Jackson County and we hope that this will set the bar for future cases to be heard by the courts for similar circumstances of abuse or neglect. Roadrunner’s story impacted many people in our community and we want to say thank you to everyone who shared his story and donated to help with his medical care. Roadrunner is living a wonderful life with his family and it’s because of the community’s support that he is now healthy and thriving.”

If she violates any of the terms, she could face up to four years of prison. 

Her trial would have been held next week. 

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