Two Omaha residents arrested for animal abuse

Two people have been arrested for animal abuse, the Nebraska Humane Society announced Wednesday. On Jan. 24, the shelter received reports from Omaha police that numerous animals were “living in poor conditions and in various stages of neglect” in a home near N. 45th Street and Burdette. After receiving a search warrant, the NHS found and recovered 88 live animals and 40 dead animals, including dogs and other domestic animals. According to the shelter, “some have been badly neglected.” Tramaine Thomas, 35, and Sierra Lang, 30, were arrested by the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force on February 14 in connection with the incident. According to an affidavit, an Omaha police officer responded to the home on January 24 to a domestic violence call. Lang allegedly smashed windows with a “crowbar type weapon”. READ MORE: Pet Neglect/Abandonment Sworn Statement The officer reported that the floor of one room was completely covered in animal urine and feces, and that “the carpet had feces tangled in it. fibers”. According to the affidavit, the officer also reported several dogs with appearances of “mangey” and “vigorously scratching their coat.” The officer observed a litter of approximately 5-8 small puppies – “about the size of potatoes” – on a pile of clothes. “It was one of the worst houses (I’ve) been in,” the officer told an investigator. “It seems like the house is literally all about having these dogs.” On January 25, the shelter served the search warrant and reported that conditions inside the home were “extremely filthy.” of the house,” the affidavit states. “As a whole, which would presumably be the living room, there were young caged puppies in cages too small for the dogs to stand up fully, or even lay down in a natural way.” According to the affidavit, investigators found many dogs without access to water or food and the carpeting of many rooms “soaked in animal waste”. “Oh, the general conditions of the house were just awful,” said Humane Society vice president of field operations Steve Glandt. , obvious muscle wasting” and “extremely overgrown hooves”. He had to be euthanized. On the second floor and in a chest freezer in the basement, investigators located several animal cages with “mostly decomposed” remains. City inspectors declared the house unfit for occupancy, although Glandt says the couple were arrested there on Monday. Thomas and Lang are also charged with 32 misdemeanors, most of them for animal neglect.

Two people have been arrested for animal abuse, the Nebraska Humane Society announced Wednesday.

On Jan. 24, the shelter received reports from Omaha police that numerous animals were “living in poor conditions and in various stages of neglect” at a home near N. 45th Street and Burdette Streets.

After receiving a search warrant, the NHS found and recovered 88 live animals and 40 dead animals, including dogs and other domestic animals. According to the shelter, “some have been badly neglected.”

Tramaine Thomas, 35, and Sierra Lang, 30, were arrested by the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force on February 14 in connection with the incident.

According to an affidavit, an Omaha police officer responded to the home on January 24 to a domestic violence call. Lang allegedly smashed windows with a “crowbar type weapon”.

READ MORE: Animal Neglect/Abandonment Affidavit

Once at the scene, the officer found “an abundance of animal droppings”, as well as animals living in poor conditions. The officer reported that the floor of one room was completely covered in animal urine and feces, and “the carpet had feces tangled in the fibers”.

According to the affidavit, the officer also reported several dogs with appearances of “mangey” and “vigorously scratching their coat.” The officer observed a litter of about 5 to 8 small puppies — “about the size of a potato” — on a pile of clothes.

“It was one of the worst houses (I’ve) been in,” the officer told an investigator. “It seems like the house is literally all about having these dogs.”

On January 25, the shelter served the search warrant and reported that living conditions inside the home were “extremely filthy.”

“During the initial visit, officers observed numerous dogs of various breeds, some loose, others caged on the ground floor of the home,” the affidavit reads. “As a whole, which would presumably be the living room, there were young caged puppies in cages too small for the dogs to fully stand up, or even lay down in a natural way.”

According to the affidavit, investigators found many dogs with no access to water or food and the carpet in many rooms “saturated with animal waste”.

“Oh, the general conditions of the house were just awful,” said Humane Society vice president of field operations Steve Glandt.

In one of the bedrooms, investigators found an “emaciated mini-pig with sunken eyes, protruding spine, protruding hips, obvious muscle wasting” and “extremely overgrown hooves”. He had to be euthanized.

On the second floor and in a chest freezer in the basement, investigators located several animal cages with “mostly decomposed” remains.

City inspectors declared the house unfit for occupancy, although Glandt says the couple were arrested there on Monday.

Thomas and Lang are also charged with 32 misdemeanors, most of them for animal neglect.

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