Cynthia V. Anderson
Cynthia V. Anderson. Source: Hall County Department of Corrections.

Puppy Allegedly Drowned in Airport Bathroom Toilet by Woman in Nebraska

 am not an “animal lover”; yet I am still wondering how in the world someone could even think of drowning a poor little puppy in a toilet in a public bathroom — let alone go through with that despicable action?

Yet that is allegedly what happened when Cynthia V. Anderson — a woman 56 years of age from Edgewater, Florida — could not board an airplane at Central Nebraska Regional Airport for a flight simply because her Doberman puppy was supposedly only three weeks old, meaning that it was too young to fly on an airplane. She attempted to smuggle it aboard the airplane, according to this article written by Tracy Overstreet of The Grand Island Independent, which was first brought to my attention by this article posted at Points, Miles & Martinis.

After the third attempt to get the puppy aboard the aircraft failed, multiple witnesses claimed that they saw Anderson take the puppy to a public bathroom. The puppy was supposedly found dead in a toilet by a woman.

Anderson was reportedly arrested on the afternoon of Friday, January 23, 2015 by police officers of Grand Island on charges of animal abuse — which is a felony — and is currently in jail in Hall County.

An autopsy was conducted by the Central Nebraska Humane Society — which retrieved the body of the dead puppy — and concluded that the cause of death was drowning based on the water found in its lungs.

Anderson originally attempted to board the aircraft with five canines — two of them acceptable to be aboard the airplane; and three of them too young to travel. Two of those three puppies were taken by the parents of Anderson, who came from western Nebraska to pick them up. It is not clear at this time why they did not take all three puppies with them.

Surely there must have been somebody at the airport who would have been willing to accept the puppy as a pet — or at least would have agreed to hold on to it until he or she found it a proper loving home.

That is at least one alternative to allegedly killing it all because Anderson could not board the airplane with it…

Photograph of Cynthia V. Anderson courtesy of Hall County Department of Corrections.


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