Woman claims dogs can fly before throwing pup off bridge
jamuna news desk: In a shocking incident, a woman threw a dog 30 feet off the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge, claiming ‘dogs could fly’, witnesses told Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities took the woman to a hospital for a mental-health evaluation.
She likely will face animal-cruelty charges, the sheriff’s office was quoted as saying by the Palm Beach Post.
The eight-year-old dog dislocated a leg in the fall onto Phil Foster Park, according to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.
A lifeguard on the beach comforted the dog until help arrived.
“It did attempt to sit up. It was yelping really badly,” a witness told Sun-Sentinel.
“We had to turn away. It was just horrible to see a dog in so much pain and shock. But it did seem as though it was trying to sit up,” the witness said of the incident that took place this week.
A day later, the 30-pound dog was in significant pain. It is in serious, but stable, condition, according to Captain David Walesky of Animal Care and Control.
He’s not completely out of the woods yet,” Walesky said about the dog, adding that it has a significant amount of swelling.
The dog will stay with Animal Care and Control for the foreseeable future, Walesky said.
Last year, in another incident of cruelty to animals, a woman was arrested after she reportedly kicked a tied-up dog into the Intracoastal Waterway near Boca Raton.
The state decided this month not to file animal cruelty charges against the woman, court records show.