UPDATE: 56-year-old Cynthia Anderson plead no contest to drowning a puppy in an airport bathroom. The Floridian now faces up to five years in prison on felony chargers. The sentencing for her conviction of cruel neglect of an animal, resulting in its death, is scheduled for July 30. Do you think she should serve the maximum five years?
A 56-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a felony count of animal cruelty after a Doberman puppy was found drowned in the toilet of a Nebraska airport bathroom.
According to police, Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater, Florida tried to board a plane last Thursday with three uncaged puppies, as well as two older dogs, but was turned away because the puppies were deemed too young to fly and were not properly kennelled. She then reappeared the following day and tried to board a plane with the two mature dogs while concealing one of the puppies in her carry-on. Denied once again, Anderson allegedly went to the bathroom and drowned the puppy.
A police officer responding to the incident reported “On my arrival I learned a 3 week old puppy had been drowned in the toilet after a woman tried 3 times to get it on the plane.”
Anderson, who has a significant rap sheet, remains in jail.