Morrow Pleads Guilty in Sandyville Animal Neglect Case

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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa -- A woman accused of neglecting several dogs earlier this year has pleaded guilty in the case.

Lindsey Morrow faced five charges each of animal neglect and animal torture along with charges of ongoing criminal conduct, 2nd degree fraudulent practices, and 2nd degree theft.

The plea agreement, which was filed Monday morning, has Morrow pleading guilty to three counts of animal neglect resulting in death and 19 counts of animal neglect.  Morrow was sentenced to more than four years in prison, but all but 30 days of that sentence was suspended.  She will serve two years of supervised probation. Morrow will also pay court fines and surcharges and be prohibited from owning a or possessing any pets during probation unless approved by her probation officer.

Officials say they are also working to recoup some of the cost of Morrow’s court-appointed attorney.

In February, crews rescued 19 dogs from her properties in Sandyville and Indianola. Authorities found three dead dogs as well.

Morrow operated Bully Breed Miracle Networking & Rescue in Warren County.

All of the dogs were signed over to the Animal Rescue League and most of them have been adopted.

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