Dog owner set to appear before North Platte City Council

A dog owner will argue before the North Platte City Council Friday that her dog is not dangerous.

The Boxer/Lab/Pit mix owned by 46-year-old Kendra Burkholder was at the center of a November 11th incident that saw the dog allegedly attack another dog and a North Platte man get arrested for obstructing police.

Burkholder wasn't involved in that incident but she will appeal North Platte Animal Control's determination that the dog is dangerous.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

November 11th incident

The report of an aggressive dog on the loose led to a North Platte man being arrested for obstruction of a police officer.

The North Platte Police Department said animal control was summoned Thursday on the report of a loose dog that attacked another dog. The dog in question was located at the residence of Ronald Lauber. Lauber told authorities the dog was not his but he was watching it for someone else. Lauber argued with animal control and the officer that the dog was not aggressive and was uncooperative.

Lauber became further upset when the animal control officer issued him a citation for loose dog. Lauber argued and told the officer to take him to jail. The officer resisted, according to a statement from the department. Lauber insisted and even turned around and placed his arms behind his back to be handcuffed, police said. The officer said he would not arrest Lauber just because he wanted to go to jail.

However, when Lauber attempted to walk away before the loose dog citation was issued to him, he got his stated wish. He was arrested and taken to jail on a class-one misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer. The dog was seized and determined to be dangerous by Animal Control.

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