BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) – A Manatee County woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after deputies say she drowned her dog.
On November 5, the sheriff’s office says a maintenance man was working on the A/C unit at 43-year-old Margaret Kinsella’s home on 1st Avenue East in Bradenton. The maintenance man told deputies that at one point, Kinsella took her adult brown Labrador out of its kennel for a walk. When she returned, she went into the bathroom and closed the door.
From the bathroom, the maintenance man says he could hear screaming from both Kinsella and her dog and he went to the door, asking if she needed help. He says Kinsella refused, but a few minutes later heard even louder screaming.