Woman allegedly kicks, drowns dog at beach


In this March 26, 2020, photo, tourists play on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Penny Wang)

REVERE, MA (WBZ) — A woman allegedly kicked and tossed her dog into the water, leaving the dog to die, at Revere Beach Sunday. She is now facing animal cruelty charges, sources told WBZ-TV.

Witnesses said the incident happened in broad daylight at the crowded beach.

Revere City Councilor George Rotondo Jr., who is also an ICU nurse, was there. He said he ran over to help the lifeguards giving CPR to the dog, but it was too late for the dog.

“They started to tell me that they see her kicking the dog prior to bringing the dog to the water and then someone had told me that she actually had thrown the dog in the water. And I’m saying to myself, I’m just totally lost for words at this point,” said Rotondo. “I’m just beside myself.”

The woman not arrested but she was summonsed to court, according to sources.

The Animal Rescue League is investigating the incident.

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