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Women charged with neglect after dead cats and dogs found in Sumner

Sumner, Iowa – Police in Sumner have charged two women after they found more than one dozen animals dead while searching a home this past weekend. Forty-six-year-old Kimberly Curtis and  56-year-old Karen Curtis face 28 counts of animal neglect after the cats and dogs were found dead in a Bremer County home.

Sumner police officers, Bremer County deputies and animal rescue workers found 15 dead cats and dogs in the home. They also rescued 13 living animals.

Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Sonia Brandley told KCRG TV9 that the animals that were living were ready to leave. 


She says the dogs reacted the same way.


The search came after reports from citizens raised concerns about the condition of multiple cats and dogs living in the home and unattached garage.  Officers say the home did not have climate control and had poor living conditions.


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