UPDATE: 31 dead animals found on property near Sumner - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: 31 dead animals found on property near Sumner

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SUMNER (KWWL) -

A Sumner man is facing animal neglect charges after 25 dead animals were found on his property.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office began investigating Lawrence Michael Daisy, 66, on Monday after receiving a report of animal neglect on his property at 15684 Y Avenue.

During a search of the property, deputies say they found 25 dead animals and 25 live ones.  They also determined that Daisy was renting property in Bremer County where several more animals were being kept.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office brought a veterinarian to the scene who determined that the animals were neglected.

Some animals have been removed, while others are being rescued by private organizations.  The Iowa DNR will oversee the disposal of the dead animals.

Fayette County says that the Sumner Police Department is also conducting their own investigation into neglected livestock.

Daisy faces 25 counts of duty to dispose of dead bodies and livestock neglect in Fayette County.   He faces six counts of duty to dispose of dead bodies and livestock neglect in Sumner.

The non-profit group, Gentle Spirit Horses, says they are rescuing some of the horses and is asking for help to transport horses to a farm where they will be cared for.  They are also gathering donations to help pay for hay and other care supplies. So far, they have collected a total of $750. If you would like to help send an email to tiffany@gentlespirithorses.com or call Tiffany Ring at 605-376-1811.

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