Woman pushes 11-year-old dog into lake, watches as it drowns

29 days ago

Merrimack news, New Hampshire news.

An elderly New Hampshire woman has been arrested after she pushed her 11-year-old dog into a lake and watched as it drowned, according to Merrimack Police.

Nancy Bucciarelli, 66-year-old, was charged with animal cruelty for the "disturbing" incident that occurred at Naticook Lake on June 8.

According to witnesses' reports, Bucciarelli shoved off the golden retriever into the lake and watched as the pet drowned before her eyes. She didn't try to help the dog or seek someone else's help in order to save its life. Police issued an arrest warrant following the reports and the woman had surrendered on Friday.

She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on June 27.