‘Tired’ man throws dog in dumpster

Mar 28, 2019

The Wareham Department of Natural Resources have charged a man with cruelty to animals after he threw a dog into a dumpster.

On Sunday, March 24, officers responded to Lakeside Trailer Park at 3030 Cranberry Highway after a report of the incident. When they arrived, officers saw a man, who was visibly upset, pulling a small dog out of a commercial dumpster.

The man, who was the dog’s owner, said that James M. Balboni, 28, of Dover, New Hampshire, was staying at his home and had thrown the dog in, as was witnessed by someone nearby.

Balboni said that he threw the dog in the dumpster because he was tired, had not slept and the dog was bothering him.

Balboni was charged by the Wareham Department of Natural Resources with cruelty to animals and will be arraigned at the Wareham District Court.

The dog did not sustain any injuries from the incident and is in possession of its owner.