Target: Mike Young, Hall County District Attorney
Goal: Harshly punish woman who allegedly drowned puppy in an airport toilet so she could get on her flight.
A woman accused of drowning a puppy in an airport bathroom has been charged with animal abuse. Cynthia V. Anderson of Florida was denied entry to her flight as she was carrying improperly secured, two-week-old dogs. In order to fly, puppies must be at least 8 weeks old and kept securely in transport cages for the entire flight, according to Grand Island Police officials. Anderson was transporting five dogs— two older, caged dogs as well as three unsecured puppies.
Anderson had her mother and father pick up two of the three dogs after initially being denied boarding. She placed the final puppy, which hadn’t even opened its eyes yet, into her carry-on luggage in an attempt to sneak it on board. When the dog was discovered, she left the area and was seen on security footage entering an airport bathroom. After she left the bathroom, another woman reported finding a dead, drowned puppy in the toilet matching the description of Anderson’s baby doberman.
An autopsy by the Grand Island Central Nebraska Humane Society, which assisted the police investigation, revealed water in the dog’s lungs and listed cause of death as drowning. It is suspected that Anderson attempted to drown the dog in order to board the plane. The two dogs that were allowed on the plane have been seized by the Humane Society and are doing well.
Anderson has an extensive criminal record made up of mostly theft charges and was on probation at the time. Drowning a young and innocent puppy is a clear sign of escalation in crime and should be punished accordingly. Sign the petition below to demand that Anderson is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Dear Mr. Mike Hall,
Cynthia V. Anderson was recently charged with animal abuse after being seen leaving a bathroom in which a puppy in her care was drowned. Anderson is accused of killing the puppy after airport officials refused to let the two-week-old doberman on board the flight.
Anderson’s previous criminal record consists of mostly theft and robbery charges, and she was on probation at the time of the incident. Drowning an innocent animal when the Humane Society was less than a mile away and her parents were also able to care for the dog shows extreme cruelty and malice, and should be considered an escalation in severity of crime. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the harshest possible punishment against this brutal offender.
[Your Name Here]
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