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Man gets jail time, probation for dead, malnourished dogs

February 15, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man has been given probation and jail time for operating a western Iowa dog business where carcasses and dozens of malnourished dogs were found.

Pottawattamie County court records say 36-year-old Dustin Young was sentenced Wednesday in Council Bluffs to two years in jail with all but 30 days suspended. He also was given two years of probation. The judge barred Young from training, caring for or boarding animals while he’s on probation and to pay restitution.

He’d pleaded guilty in November to 12 counts of animal neglect after prosecutors dismissed 28 more.

The dogs and carcasses were discovered in May at Young Gunz Kennel, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southeast of Hancock.

Officials said the inside of the business was covered in animal urine and feces, and there was no food or water for the dogs.

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