Animal Hoarding: Over 300 animals, dead and alive found in Iowa home

DRAKESVILLE, Iowa  — It may be the largest case of animal hoarding the state of Iowa has ever seen.

Authorities found 322 animals, both dead and alive, all in one home in southeastern Iowa.

The Animal Rescue League recovered 30 types of animals and is looking to find homes for them.

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The homeowner had rabbits, roosters, dogs, cats, pigeons, mice, sheep, pigs all packed into small spaces.

Dozens of the animals were already dead by the time rescuers arrived.

According to the Ottumwa Courier, police officers used an ice pick to chip away at ice on the lawn to find frozen carcasses.

Nearby farmers have adopted all of the roosters.


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