Omaha, NE - "Tramp" the German Shepherd died from the cold and from starvation.
That's what the Nebraska Humane Society determined after finding him frozen to the floor of his dog house, a plastic kennel. "Why own a dog if you're not going to feed it provide water for it proper shelter for it, there's no excuse for this situation," says Mark Langan with the Humane Society.
An animal autopsy showed he died of starvation and hypothermia. Investigators say he'd been chained in the backyard for up to two weeks with no food or water. His organs shut down and he may have been suffering for several days.
Tramp's owner, Yolonda Glover, was arrested for felony animal cruelty. She was arrested at 4040 Curtis Friday morning.
Glover has another dog, a terrier. Back in November she was cited when the dog was running loose. She was also ticketed for not having Tramp licensed at that time.
Today, her bond was set at $10,000. She'll be back in court next month.
Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver, firstname.lastname@example.org & Molli