ANIMAL CARE: ARL Caring For 300+ Animals

The final count is in.

322 animals, 60 are dead, and the rest are being taken care of at the Animal Rescue League after being taken from the home of a southeastern Iowa man.

It’s not just cats and dogs.

Everything from rabbits, to pigeons, to sugar gliders was taken from the Drakesville home of Roger Blew, just south of Ottumwa.

He is yet to be charged in connection with the deaths or neglect of any of the animals.

Now the ARL has the task of nursing them back to health and finding them loving homes.

“You’re kind of used to this sort of stuff,” said a volunteer.

Taking care of animals who have been victims of hoarding is nothing new for volunteers at the animal rescue league, but this case is unique.

“In any type of hoarding situation, we have all cats, all dogs, or one species. Our challenge…

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