Police say they have arrested a Florida woman suspected of drowning a two-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.
Grand Island Police Sgt. Stan Steele says the 56-year-old woman of Edgewater, Florida, was denied access to a flight Friday at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport because of the Doberman puppy's young age and lack of being properly contained.
He tells The Grand Island Independent the woman was seen entering a bathroom before another woman reported finding a dead Doberman puppy in the toilet.
Steele says the Central Nebraska Humane Society retrieved the puppy's body and conducted an autopsy. It determined the animal's cause of death was drowning.
The woman was arrested on animal abuse charges and booked into Hall County Jail.