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Man Will Serve Time for Killing Puppy Under Nebraska’s New Law

The first man convicted under a new felony animal abuse law in Nebraska was sentenced last Tuesday in Omaha for killing a puppy by throwing her against a wall. Jariel Pittman will serve at least 16 months of a 32- to 36-month sentence. He could have received up to five years for the crime.
According to animal control the puppy was thrown against a wall, crushing her lungs and causing her to bleed to death. A new law took effect September 1, 2003 that makes cruelty to animals a felony in Nebraska. Nebraska is the 41st state to make animal cruelty a felony offense.

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Contact legislators to urge them to make animal cruelty a felony offense in your state. Click here for a list of states in which animal cruelty is a felony:  http://www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ta_state_issues_cruelty_summary. Click here to find your elected officials:  http://ga0.org/indefenseofanimals/home.html.