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Woman facing additional charges of not disposing of dead animals

MARENGO (KWWL) -- The woman at the center of a number of animal abuse investigations now faces four counts of Failure to Dispose of a Livestock Carcass in Iowa County.

Jennifer Leslie Wood, 36, of North English, was charged after authorities found what appeared to be three dead llamas and a dead pot bellied pig at a farm at 3136 S Avenue near North English.

Wood has voluntarily turned over seven dogs on that property to Safe Haven and two horses owned by Wood will be turned over to a horse rescue organization.

The animal carcasses appeared to have been on the property for at least two months.

On Feb. 17, Cedar Rapids Police seized 35 animals from a home owned by Wood at 308 30th Street Drive SE.  They included 32 dogs, two cats and a parrot.  Those were all taken to the Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control Center.

Earlier in February, the Iowa Department of Agriculture inspected Wood's business, Puppy Playground in Hiawatha and found it overcrowded and animals living in unsanitary conditions.  The business is now closed and the animals have been turned over to authorities.

Wood is scheduled to appear in Iowa County Court on March 8.

Charges in Cedar Rapids are still pending.

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