Woman Allegedly Pushed Her Dog Into A Lake Then Watched It Drown

A New Hampshire woman is facing charges after witnesses told police she let her dog drown at Naticook Lake in Merrimack.

On June 8 at 7:30pm, Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, “pushed her 11-year-old Golden Retriever from a dock into the lake where it struggled to swim and eventually drowned,” according to police.

Bucciarelli allegedly made no effort to help the dog, who witnesses described as “old and easily winded while walking around prior to the drowning.”

Nancy Bucciarelli
Nancy and her Golden Retriever dog. Photo: Facebook.

Police said the drowning took place in 3.5 feet (1 metre) of water that was 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees C).

Others in the area attempted to help the dog but at that point, it was too late.

Nancy Bucciarelli
Nancy had posted several photos of her dog to social media. Photo: Facebook.

A warrant was drafted for Bucciarelli and she surrendered herself to police. She will be charged with cruelty to an animal and is expected to appear in court on June 27.