Friday, March 16, 2012

Iowa Sheriff: Dozens Of Dead, Neglected Horses Found

SUMNER, Iowa -- The Fayette County sheriff said a Sumner, Iowa, man faces charges after dead and neglected horses were discovered on his property.

The sheriff said officers were called to the farm on March 12 to investigate a report of livestock negligence.

The sheriff said officers found 25 dead animals and 25 live animals.

An Iowa veterinarian who conducted an examination of the live horses determined that the animals had been neglected, according to the sheriff.

Lawrence Michael Daisey, 66, is charged with 25 counts of duty to dispose of dead bodies and livestock neglect.

The sheriff said arrangements were made for care of the animals while the Sheriff’s office worked to rescue the animals. Some animals have been removed and others are being rescued by private organizations.

The Sumner Police Department is also conducting its own investigation of the livestock. Source