Linn County Sheriff’s Office Col. John Stuelke said Thursday that deputies arrested 24-year-old Chelsea Bodenhofer Wednesday on a warrant for animal neglect. The offense is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.Seriously. Why get a dog if you don't care for your dog? And if you cannot take care of your dog, why not take it to the animal shelter??
Stuelke said deputies responded to a residence in Coggon on Feb. 21 and found a dog — a female pit bull — dead inside the back door of the residence. Neighbors reported last hearing the dog barking on Jan. 29, Stuelke said.
An investigation found that Bodenhofer moved out of the house at some point, but did not leave food or water for her dog “for an extended period of time,” Stuelke said. The dog eventually starved to death.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Coggon, IA: Woman Arrested & Charged With Animal Neglect // Accused of Abandoning Dog & Leaving It to Starve to Death
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