An intoxicated woman from Glastonbury badly beat a small dog, according to police.
Police said they responded to 75 Sherman Rd. in Glastonbury on Nov. 14 around 8:50 p.m. The report was that there was a drunk woman who was abusing a dog.
When police arrived, they said they found the chihuahua with a swollen eye, a laceration to its sternum and severe bruising throughout its entire underbelly and joints. A medical evaluation also revealed possible burn marks, police said.
According to officers, 25-year-old Lindsay Anderson admitted to picking up the dog and throwing it against a wall as hard as she could..
According to Channel 3's archives, Anderson was arrested on a similar charge and assault following a fight with her mother back in 2012. Court records show Anderson was arrested three other times for DUI and for fighting since 2010. In the 2012 case, court documents show Anderson was found guilty of assault and interfering with a 911 call.
"It's in need a new home with a loving family that's not going to get abused every time someone gets drunk," Donna Ploss of Desmond's Army said about this case.
Desmond's Army was named after a dog who died from his abuser. They attend animal abuse cases to raise awareness about abuse cases happening in Connecticut.
"It's gotta stop. It's just gotta stop," Ploss said. "We have over 60 cases in Connecticut alone."
Channel 3 went to the Glastonbury home where police said this incident happened. While no one came to the door, Channel 3 heard two dogs barking and one was looking out the window.
Police told Eyewitness News the dog that was thrown is being cared for by family.
"This isn't the first time this has happened and I'm hoping the judges see that," Ploss said.
Anderson is facing a cruelty to animal charge and was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond. She was given a court date of Wednesday in Manchester and Desmond's Army is expected to be at her arraignment.
Ploss said she hopes this time, she isn't let off so easy.
"I hope the judge increases her bond," Ploss said. "It will send a message that guess what, you hurt an animal, you're not just going to get out of jail and walk around until your case is heard."
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