Two arrested in Scotts Bluff Co. animal cruelty investigation

Two arrested in Scotts Bluff Co. animal cruelty investigation
March 4th, 2024 | News Release / KNEB News Staff

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested following investigation of an animal cruelty report at a campground northwest of Scottsbluff.

According to Chief Deputy Troy Brown, the Sheriff’s Office received information of several dogs locked in a camper trailer at Captain Critters Country Campground in conditions reported as “horrible with feces everywhere” and without any visible food or water.

Around 10:35 Monday morning, Deputies and Investigators served a search warrant on a camper trailer located at the campground and recovered 21 dogs.

The dogs included Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Boxers, Labradoodles, and Saint Bernards, along with puppies born within the last few days, as they hadn’t opened their eyes yet.

Brown said the dogs were found locked into cages with no food or water, laying in their own urine and feces. The larger breeds were locked into cages they could barely stand-up in. There were puppies stuck inside dog carriers with no food or water, the bottom of the carrier covered in their own urine and feces.

The dogs were secured and transported to the Panhandle Humane Society, where they will be given full examination, treatment and bathed.

Brown says s a result of the investigation, 45-year-old Jaydee Sims and 40-year-old Sadonya Sims, both of Lyman, were arrested and transported to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, where they were charged with 21 counts each of Cruelty to Animals.

Assisting with the investigation were the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Scottsbluff Police Department, Animal Health Center, the Panhandle Humane Society, and Nebraska Department of Agriculture.


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