Iowa woman faces 93 counts of animal neglect

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February 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have charged a western Iowa woman with 93 counts of animal neglect.  A news release from the Sac County Sheriff’s Office says the charges stem from the rescue of 87 dogs and one cat from a farm in rural Kiron. The carcasses of five dead animals were found when officials searched the farm on Jan. 25th.   The sheriff’s office says 44-year-old Mary Brodersen has been charged.   Brodersen has relinquished ownership of the animals, which have been turned over to various shelters.   Six of the dogs were suspected of being pregnant.