Nebraska Jail Takes Mugshots of Cats!
by Mary Watterson, Fort Collins Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
No blue suede shoes involved, just a a heart-warming story, with a personal touch, from our neighbors in Nebraska...
Katie Kramer (one of our Pet Sitters) recently told me that her brother Jerome Kramer, Sherriff of Lincoln County, recently adopted two cats to help inmates at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
He has since been fielding calls from around the Country (even Germany), inquiring about his inventive program.
"Nemo" and "Sarge" are the newest inmates, finding themselves in the work release cell block and the minimum security cell block, looking after prisoners.
Jerome commented that the pet therapy helps reduce stress. "We have a list of cat rules that have been laminated for caring for the
cat such as cleaning their litter box," Jerome told KNOP. "But they are waiting in line to
take care of the cat."
We'll do our best to follow up directly with Jerome after Nemo and Sarge have completed a couple months of their in-house practicum!
Good job Jerome!