Iowa woman charged in NE dog-dumping

A western Iowa woman is charged with dumping dogs in eastern Nebraska. A farmer near Grand Island was looking over his crops last week and found a heap of carcuses, some 20 dead dogs and three that were barely alive, two of which died a short time later.
The Hall County Sheriff was called to investigate and found an oral syringe nearby that may’ve been used on the dogs. One animal had an implanted microchip which led investigators to an Iowa dog dealer. Authorities have arrested 45-year-old Denise Withee, of Mapleton. Deputies say the initial charges are for animal abandonment and more charges are pending.