It was in August of 2016 when Ashley Alberts-Roach left two dogs inside of a hot vehicle for several hours. Both pit bulls died. The Bellevue woman will spend the next year behind bars for her actions. Mark Langan is the Vice President of Field Operations for the Nebraska Humane Society and reacted to today’s sentence.
Langan says, “We are pleased with the sentence. A prison sentence was enacted. It wasn’t the maximum but at least we got something to make her think about when she sits in jail. This is definitely not a negligent act. It was an intentional act on this person’s part. The judge saw through that even though the defense tried to play it off as a negligence situation.”
Alberts-Roach was also ordered not to own any dogs for the next 30 years.