Animal Neglect case under investigation



(Update) – The residence is that of Roger Blew.  The Ottumwa Post reported on February 13 that Blew’s van was found on Church Street with several animals in the back.  Read the Post’s full story here.  Officials are estimating that 60 to 70 animals have been found dead.



(Drakesville)— A case of neglected animals is under investigation by the Davis County sheriff’s Department in Bloomfield.

Davis County deputy sheriff Josh O’Dell told Ottumwa radio a search warrant was executed by the Ottumwa Police Department to a residence in Drakesville.  O’Dell says the case involves numerous and various types of animals.

O’Dell says officials from the Heartland Humane Society,and the Iowa animal Rescue League are involved in the case.

More information on the case is expected to be released by the Davis County sheriff’s Department later today or early Saturday morning.