Omaha man arrested for allegedly starving his dogs to death

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Officers with the Metro Fugitive Task Force served a felony arrest warrant for animal cruelty Tuesday on Shane Palmer, 43, of Omaha.

The warrant, obtained by investigators with the Nebraska Humane Society, alleges that Palmer allowed two Pit Bulls to starve to death while in his care and control.

On January 9, 2019, the two dead dogs were found after they had been thrown down an embankment to the east of Palmer’s house near 14th and Evans.

"They're dumping, you name it. House furniture, trash, animals," neighbor Mark Jones said.

A necropsy by an NHS veterinarian verified the cause of death as starvation.

"They had been dumped down there like trash ant they were laying there with other trash, so it certainly sends out a message that these dogs didn't need to be treated like that," Mark Langan with NHS said. "It's a very painful death for these dogs to die of starvation. It's a long, drawn out death. Certainly isn't quick for these dogs."

This is the second arrest like this in the past two weeks. Ayeshea Colbenson was arrested on January 24, 2019 for letting her dog starve to death.

Palmer faces up to three years in prison.

Langan said anyone who has an animal they don't want or they can't take care of can take it to NHS and they will find it a loving home.