Nebraska Dog (and cat) Law–proposed amendment!
Text of the proposed amendment here.
Current status here.
This amendment will allow the court to sell, donate to a shelter, or destroy any animal thats been seized for PROBABLE CAUSE of abuse or neglect BEFORE the owner has their day in court. And if the owner is then found not guilty they do not get their animal back.
This amendment will also, if the court does not decide on the above, to allow the court to set a “bond or security” that the ACCUSED owner must pay, to cover the costs of caring for the animals while the court case is pending. And if the owner is found not guilty the funds will be returned to them. HOWEVER, failure to pay those funds in the first place (because, you know, court costs alone are expensive) the animal is forfeited REGARDLESS of the outcome of the court case.