Created: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:15:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:07:17 CST
Nebraska lawmakers are trying to crackdown on animal cruelty. A bill has been introduced would ban people convicted of animal mistreatment in a misdemeanor case from owning a pet for up to 5 years. If the case was a felony that would be prevented from owning a pet for up to 15 years.
Anne Halbert from Start Over Rover supports stronger legislation. She's seen too many cases of animal cruelty up close and personal.
"She was trying to get to her puppies that were thrown into a chicken coop, that the chickens were attacking when we got those puppies, I mean they had eyes missing they had limbs missing they had huge holes in their body."
Senator Ernie Chambers introduced the bill in response to a 2013 case involving a puppy mill, which was described by a judge as "animal Auschwitz."