Dogs Found Trapped in a Storage Yard
Dogs rescued in storage unit, nearly freezing, starving, and in horrible shape. Investigators say the owners had just been cited for animal abuse in another case.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Fremont, NE - Authorities say seven dogs were found in a storage unit rented by a Fremont couple who already face animal cruelty charges.
The Sheriff’s Department says the dogs were found Tuesday in large pet carriers inside the unit. They are
expected to survive their ordeal.
The man who found the dogs tells KMTV Action 3 News they were stuffed into crates without food or water. He says when he opened the doors the dogs came running out, some of them were shivering.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, that someone could actually do this to animals,” said Ron Vlach.
Dodge County attorney is reviewing a report from the sheriff's office to determine whether more charges should be filed against 56-year-old Daniel Newcomer and his wife, 46-year-old Ellyn Newcomer. They face two felony counts and 11 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty over the nine dogs, three cats and a potbellied pig that were removed from their Fremont residence, which was later was condemned and demolished.
Many of the dogs were suffering from worms and officials with the Dodge County Humane Society say they had to be treated and one of the dogs was severely under weight.
“We gave them medication right when they came in,” said Chris Loeffler. “They also needed baths, and they have to flush the worms out of their systems.”
The do think all the dogs will make a full recovery and will be able to be adopted out.