Animal Neglect Charges Filed For Breeder Near Manly

Manly, Iowa – Animal neglect charges are pending after nearly 170 dogs were rescued from a puppy mill in Worth County yesterday morning.

The sheriff’s office executed a search warrant along with the ASPCA on a property in rural Manly.  The dogs were found in appalling and overcrowded conditions and exhibited signs of neglect with no access to clean water according to a news release from the organization.

The charges come after several months of investigation by the Worth County Sheriff’s office when local welfare groups were concerned about he breeder’s inability to care for animals.  The breeder had been licensed through the USDA, despite failing to provide animals with adequate care.