Unfortunately on occasion it does. Janet Meyer of Brookings is fighting for justice for Harley, her 13 year old Chihuahua. According to Meyer, on the evening of Saturday October 27 Harley was viciously attacked and kicked in the head sending him flying across Meyer's yard. Harley was immediately knocked unconscious and stopped breathing. "I thought he was dead," said Meyer, "he did not resume breathing for an agonizingly long period of time."
Our neighboring state to the south knows this type of animal cruelty doesn't happen very often, but when it does Nebraska has a law to address violent acts against an animal. The recent case where an Omaha man was sentenced to prison for dog's horrific death is case and point. Nebraska's law has been on the books for 10 years and as Humane Investigator Langan states "felony animal abuse charges are filed only about two or three times a year — typically in cases in which an animal has been tortured, repeatedly beaten, mutilated or abandoned."