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Monday, Feb 1, 2010County: Douglas
Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony CTA
Case Images: 1 files available
Alleged: Yolanda Y. Glover
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
An Omaha woman is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty. The Nebraska Humane Society released the disturbing details Friday Morning.
NHS says 32-year-old Yolanda Y. Glover of 4040 Curtis Avenue was arrested Friday morning by the Metro Fugitive Task Force. Thursday afternoon a judge set her bond at $10,000 meaning she'll have to come up with $1000 cash to get out of jail.
Mark Langan with the Nebraska Humane Society says, " We had to dismantle the dog house to get the dog out."
The German shepherd found frozen to the floor of his dog house. An examination showed the dog named 'Tramp' died of starvation and hypothermia.
"Obviously, the two weeks the dog was outside did not treat him well. Dogs need to be fed, given water and properly sheltered and this dog didn't have any of those resulting in a very grisly death for this animal."
A conviction for felony animal cruelty could put her in jail for five years but rarely does this charge lead to that. In the last five years, only one person in the metro, Anthony Schepis, has received substantial jail time for animal cruelty according to the Nebraska Humane Society. Schepis received two years in prison for beating to death his German shepherd puppy in 2006. He died in prison.
The Humane Society had seen the German shepherd before. It was back in November of 2009 and he was healthy. That's when the same owner was ticketed for not having a license on either of her 2 dogs.
"She does have another dog," says Langan. "It was checked today by Omaha Police who served warrants. The dog appears to be in good shape. It looks like an indoor dog so weather conditions don't come into play with that dog."
Investigators learned of the frozen dog from an anonymous tip on February 1.
|An Omaha woman plead guilty Friday morning on charges of felony animal cruelty.|
Yolanda Glover was scheduled to have started her bench trial before Judge Patrick Mullen, but instead plead guilty to reduced charges of animal abandonment, cruelty and neglect.
She was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day already served. That's less than the five years in prison had she been convicted on the original charges.
Nebraska Humane Society officers found Glover's German shepherd "Tramp" frozen to death and chained to its doghouse on February 1st. A necropsy revealed it died of starvation and hypothermia.
Officials believe the dog had been outside in freezing weather for two weeks without food or water.
|Source: wowt.com - Nov 12, 2010|
Update posted on Nov 12, 2010 - 4:12PM
- wowt.com - Feb 19, 2010
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