A northwest Iowa man has pleaded guilty to animal neglect and six other charges. A judge Monday accepted 28-year-old Andrew Vaske’s guilty pleas to animal neglect, failing to properly dispose of a dead calf and horse and failing to vaccinate four dogs.
Vaske was charged by the Plymouth County sheriff’s office earlier this month after sheriff’s deputies seized 30 head of cattle claiming they lacked feed and water. Dead animals were also found at two rural Remsen locations. According to Plymouth County clerk of court records, the judge sentenced the rural Remsen man to serve seven days in the county jail for the animal neglect conviction.
He was ordered to pay fines totaling $750 for failing to dispose of the dead animals and failing to vaccinate the dogs.