Iowa Woman Charged for Dozens of Neglected Animals

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Charges filed: It’s been a while since we’ve had as much response from viewers as we’ve had about the case of 88 neglected animals in rural Iowa. And now there’s word from the Sac County sheriff the woman who had those animals faces all kinds of charges. The woman, by the way, has already relinquished custody of the animals. Local animal shelters have been nursing the animals back to health in the hopes they can be adopted to more caring homes. Here’s the release:

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office has filed 88-counts of Animal Neglect all simple misdemeanors and 5-counts of Animal Neglect, serious misdemeanors against Mary Jean Brodersen age 44 of Kiron, Iowa. The charges stem from the January 25, 2012 seizure of 87 dogs and one cat from her farm place located at 3975 Dean Ave, Kiron, Iowa in Sac County. There were five dead animals found during the execution of the search warrant.

All surviving animals have been turned over to various animal rescue shelters and are available for adoption.

A Sac County Magistrate Judge has ordered Brodersen to appear for an initial appearance later this month..

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.