A northeast Iowa woman is facing numerous charges of animal neglect. The Fayette County Sheriff executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence near Aurora.
Officers rescued 22 dogs and three cat. The animal’s owner, 56-year-old Susan Purcell-Varnell was arrested and charged with 22 counts of animal neglect, failing to dispose of four dead dogs and a dealer and commercial breeders license violation.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Cedar Bend Humane Society, Iowa State University Veterinary College and Iowa Department of Agriculture helped the Fayette County Sheriff with the case.
By Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein
Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff