Daniel and Ellyn Newcomer entered the plea to six misdemeanor counts on Monday in Dodge County Court. The Newcomers, who currently live in Wahoo, were arrested earlier this year after authorities removed nine dogs, three cats and a pot-bellied pig from their home in Fremont.
County Attorney Oliver Glass says he sought the six misdemeanors because six of the dogs had to euthanized, and he wants to make sure they don't legally own pets for five years. Sentencing is June 11.
Glass says authorities won't seek charges against the Newcomers for seven dogs that were found in February inside a storage unit they rented. Those dogs were taken to an animal shelter.