LINCOLN, Neb. – Animal Control has cited an 18-year-old for animal neglect after two huskies were found deceased in an apartment on February 1.
According to Steve Beal, of Lincoln Animal Control, Gavin Schuette was contacted over the weekend and issued citations for animal neglect and violating his duty to remove a dead animal.
Beal said the animals, one adult female husky and one male husky that were both less than three-years-old, were found dead in an apartment at 2801 F Street.
According to Beal, Animal Control was alerted by the landlord of the building after neighbors called in a bad smell coming from the home.
The dogs were likely dead for 7-10 days before being found, Beal said.
On Friday, Beal said the results of testing done by the University of Nebraska vet diagnostic regarding the cause of death came back inconclusive.
However, the necropsy results showed there was food in the dog’s stomach, and there were no visible signs of blunt force trauma.
Beal said that during an interview with Schuette, he said that he had asked someone to feed his dogs while he went out of town.
Beal added one of the dogs was found tangled in the cord of the blinds in the apartment and had suffered a broken leg trying to break free.
In addition, he said there were not any water or food dishes inside the apartment.
Beal said the dogs were not registered with the city.