Two Nebraska laws you’ll likely see more convictions on in coming years deal with felony punishments for Dog Fighting and Animal Cruelty. These laws are meant to end deliberate torture of animals in our state. The Nebraska Humane Society applauds Nebraska Lawmakers who have stepped up to the plate and said we simply won’t tolerate this type of cruel mistreatment in our state.
(LB 273 section 28-1009 subsection b)
“A person who cruelly mistreats an animal is guilty of a Class IV felony if such cruel mistreatment involves the knowing and intentional torture, repeated beating or mutilation of the animal.” (In other words, intend to do it, or do it more than once, and your punishment goes from misdemeanor to FELONY)
Felony Dog Fighting
(LB 273section 28-1005 subsection 1)
Click on the links below to learn more!
Omaha City chapter 6:
Go here and scroll to the Chapter Number (the first number listed) and click the number, then scroll to the section of the statute you wish to see:
Animal Fighting (28-1005 to 28-1006)
Cruelty to Animals (28-1008 to 28-1018)
Dangerous Dog (54-617 to 54-624)
The Nebraska Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act (54-625 to 54-641)
Rabies Vaccination and Quarantine (71-4401 to 71-4412)