A Glastonbury woman is accused of abusing a Chihuahua and has been charged with cruelty to animals.
Police responded to a home on Sherman Road on Nov. 14 after receiving a report of an intoxicated woman beating a dog and found a Chihuahua with a swollen eye, a cut to the sternum and bruises on the belly and joints.
When the dog was evaluated, medical staff also found possible burn marks, according to police.
Lindsay Anderson, 25, of Glastonbury, admitted to throwing the dog against a wall as hard as she could, according to police, and was charged with cruelty to animals.
Bond was set at $2,500 and she is due in court on Wednesday.
In 2012, Anderson was arrested at the same address, accused of biting her mother and throwing the family dog. Police said she was intoxicated at the time. Court records show guilty findings of third-degree assault and interfering with an emergency call. A jail sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for two years.