Iowa County officials have removed eight dogs from a wooded lot northeast of Marengo. It’s not the first time animals have been taken from the care of Linda Allar. She surrender the animals to authorities after several complaints by neighbors about the noise and smell of the animals.
In 2005 the authorities removed 48 dogs, a pony and five cats from a lot next door to where Allar was living after she lost her home. In the latest rescue, some of the animals could not be caught and rescuers say most of the dogs tested positive for lyme disease, heartworms and most of the animals had apparently not been vaccinated or had medical attention. Officials say the woman truly wanted to take care of the animals, but apparently couldn’t afford to pay for the upkeep.