Authorities in eastern Iowa seized a dozen horses from a rural property near Lisbon today. Cedar County Attorney Sterling Benz says the property is owned by Janie Lloyd.
Benz did not release many details about the case, but says a criminal complaint of Animal Neglect was filed. "There’s a hearing to determine whether the horses were neglected set for next Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Cedar County Courthouse," Benz said. Neighbors apparently expressed concern about the animals.
Sheriff’s deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and a veterinarian corralled the horses into a trailer this morning. Benz declined to discuss the horses’ conditions. "For ethical considerations, including fair trials and so forth, I think I’d rather not comment on any other specifics," Benz told Radio Iowa.
A call placed to the Iowa Equine Rescue and Awareness League in Cedar Rapids has not been returned.