Police: Woman shoved dog into lake, watched as it drowned
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:29AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:31PM EDT
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Police say a New Hampshire woman is charged with shoving her golden retriever off a dock and standing by while the pet drowned.
Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy called the incident earlier this month "disturbing."
Sixty-six-year-old Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested Friday on a misdemeanour animal cruelty charge.
Witnesses said Bucciarelli stood by and watched on June 8 as her 11-year-old dog struggled in Naticook Lake in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Others jumped into the lake to help, but it was too late.
Bucciarelli didn't respond to a message left at her home on Sunday, and it's unclear if she has a lawyer. She is due to appear in court later this month.