A woman in New Hampshire has been arrested after she allegedly pushed her dog from a dock into a lake, leading to its drowning death.
NECN reports that Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, has been arrested in Merrimack after witnesses claimed to see her push her frail, 11-year-old Golden Retriever from a dock into Naticook Lake on June 8 and stand idly by as it drowned.
“The witnesses observed the dog struggling to swim,” police chief Denise Roy told the news station. “The dog owner made no attempt whatsoever to help the dog. They unfortunately weren’t able to revive the dog and it did die.”
According to the report, the witnesses said that the dog appeared to be elderly and lacking energy as it was walking near the lake.
Bucciarelli reportedly surrendered to police and has since been released on personal recognizance bail. It is unclear at this time what specific charges she is facing. The suspect is due in court on June 27.