Police eastern Iowa are investigating two seperate cases of animal abuse and animal theft. Buchanan County authorities are investigating a case of animal neglect at a greyhound farm in Quasqeton. Inspectors from the state ag department reportedly contacted the county sheriff’s department about the alleged neglect. No other information is available. Three men are charged with stealing pigs after they were caught trying to sell the animals at a sale barn in Linn County. 30-year-old Kevin Towner, 52-year-old Dennis Albert both of Marshalltown and 34-year-old Christy Charlton of Albion, are accused of taking 18, 230 pound feeder pigs from Conrad in Grundy County Tuesday night. The three were caught delivering the pigs to the Walker Sale Barn for the weekly livestock auction. The pigs were valued at about two-thousand dollars. All three are charged with possession of stolen property. More charges are pending in Grundy County.
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