Wednesday, February 23, 2011

After Nearly 300 Animals Seized or Surrendered, Woman Will Be Charged

By Jeff Raasch

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Dominoes have continued to fall for Jennifer Wood, the woman whose animals were seized from her southeast Cedar Rapids home last week.

Nearly 300 animals in Wood’s care have either been taken from her or voluntarily surrendered since 1997, because of unsanitary conditions, according to a KCRG-TV9 investigation. In the past week alone, she has lost control of at least 140 animals, closed her business and resigned from an animal rescue operation.

Wood, 36, recently agreed to give up nine more dogs, two horses and a few cats that she kept on a farm at 3136 S Ave. near North English. Iowa County Sheriff Robert Rotter said his office had taken several complaints about the number of dogs on the property..." More & video

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