A New Hampshire woman is facing animal cruelty charges after pushing her dog into a lake and watching it drown.
Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, is accused of taking her 11-year-old Labrador Retriever to Wasserman Park in Merrimack on June 8th and then pushing the dog from a dock where it struggled to swim and eventually drowned.
The dog appeared “old and easily winded” according to witnesses.
Bucciarelli was arrested on June 14th and sent to jail.
She was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Merrimack Circuit Court on June 27th.