MADRID, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with animal neglect after a rescue group removed nearly 200 cats from his central Iowa property is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 20.
Polk County court records say Dennis Carlson, 66, entered a written Alford plea of guilty Jan. 9 on one count of animal neglect, death or serious injury. In an Alford plea, a person doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict.
Prosecutors agreed to drop several counts of animal neglect and failure to dispose of a dead animal.
The cats and nearly 200 cat carcasses were discovered last spring in several buildings at the property, which sits a little more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) southeast of Madrid.
Rescuers had to wear respirators and protective suits because of the garbage, cat feces, urine and carcasses inside the buildings.
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