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Accused Sac Co. puppy mill operator pleads not guilty

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SAC COUNTY (KWWL) -

A woman from northwest Iowa has pleaded not guilty to 93 counts of animal neglect.

In a Sac County court Friday, Mary Broderson made her initial appearance following the January 25th seizure of 87 dogs and one cat from her farm.

Dogs were kept in a wooden shack, up to five dogs were stuffed in 4-by-4 wire cages, which were stacked on top of each other with their waste falling on the dogs below.

Now some of the animals are getting help at in shelters in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.
They will be available for adoption soon.

Mary Broderson faces a maximum of 12 years in prison and a $64,000 fine if convicted on all charges.

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