Woman Whose Dog Died In Kennel Jailed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A Lincoln woman whose dog died in a stuffy kennel on a hot summer day has been given 100 days in jail.

Rakenya Thompson had pleaded no contest to abandoning or cruelly neglecting an animal. She was sentenced on Thursday.

Authorities say Thompson's 2-year-old pit bull died on Aug. 18 last year after being left without water in a kennel covered with heavy blankets on Thompson's porch. An Animal Control officer says the dog was attached to a heavy chain and wore a choke collar. Feces covered the bottom of the kennel.

Judge Gale Pokorny noted that Thompson had a prior conviction for mistreating an animal. Pokorny says Thompson had thrown a cat into a Rottweiler's cage and watched the dog kill it.

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