Jail Sentence For Dog Owner

A dog lover gets jail time because she didn't take a liking to pet laws. A judge orders 15 days behind bars for a woman who operated a kennel and boarding service. But the charges come from seizure of 13 dogs she kept at a northwest Omaha home.

Nicole Busey took a plea agreement to drop several charges but still faced four, including animal neglect, keeping too many dogs and obstruction. That occurred when police and animal control officers went to her house with a search warrant and she wouldn't let them in.

After a locksmith picked locks officers entered and seized 13 dogs. Humane Society Vice President Mark Langan said, "None of the dogs had to be put down. They're all in loving homes we made sure of that."

Patra Busey Nicole's mother said after the sentence, "She loves dog, there was no cruelty. I'm surprised by jail, there is no need for it. It is too harsh."

The Humane Society did return three of the dogs to Busey, the number allowed by city ordinance.


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