LINCOLN, Neb. (COLOGNE) – Authorities have cited an 18-year-old man for animal abuse, neglect and littering after a puppy was abandoned on a Lancaster County road.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified at 11:30 a.m. Friday about a puppy left in a ditch at 14th Street and McKelvey Road in North Lincoln.
According to Sheriff Terry Wagner, the puppy was in the ditch for about three hours.
LSO tweeted at 10:20 p.m. that an arrest was made in the case and an 18-year-old man was cited for littering and abandoning animals, a Class 1 felony.
Sheriff Wagner said a 16-year-old girl saw their original message and contacted LSO, where she explained that she actually had the puppy and decided she couldn’t take care of it anymore, so she gave it to the 18-year-old. . – an old girl.
“Friday morning was very cold and luckily someone saw the puppy and then called the house,” Sheriff Wagner said.
Capital Humane Society Executive Director Matt Madcharo said the puppy is likely a German Shepherd/Husky mix. CHS took the puppy into custody around 3:30 p.m., and said he was in good condition.
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