Two Nebraska Children Kept in Kennel, Police Say

North Platte authorities say they've rescued four children from a filthy trailer home, including two children who'd been kept in an animal kennel.

Station KNOP reports that the children were removed from the home on Monday, after officers had been sent to check on the children's welfare.

Police Lt. Rich Hoaglund says the home stank of urine and was strewn with trash and animal feces.

The child's mother says she put her 3-year-old and 5-year-old children in the kennel because they tried to climb out of the house at night. She has been arrested.

An 8-year-old and an 8-month-old child also lived in the trailer, but not in the kennel.

Their parents were arrested, too, as was another adult living there.

State authorities have taken custody of the children.