BRANDON, Iowa (AP) — A man whose elderly mother was found in a feces-filled house with 18 dogs in northeast Iowa has been given jail time and probation.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that David Rogers, 61, was sentenced last week to a year in jail with all but 60 days suspended. He also will have to serve two years of probation. He'd pleaded guilty to reckless dependent adult abuse with injury, two counts of animal neglect with serious injury or death and to 11 counts of animal neglect.
Rogers and his mother lived in a Brandon home and last August he went to a hospital for a lengthy stay without making arrangements for care of his mother or the dogs, authorities said. Buchanan County sheriff’s deputies called to the home later in the month found 18 dogs and four dog carcasses on the property.
The house floor was covered in debris and several inches of feces, authorities said. A shower was filled with garbage and the remains of two dogs were found in the kitchen.