GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – An Iowa woman accused of dumping 23 dead or dying dogs in a Nebraska cornfield faces five felony counts.
Bail was set at $50,000 Tuesday for 45-year-old Denise Withee of Mapleton, Iowa.
She was charged in Hall County Court with five counts of cruel neglect of animals.
The five dogs were among animals left in the field northeast of Grand Island late last month or taken from Withee when she was arrested at a motel.
Prosecutors say the dogs died of dehydration, diseases and/or malnutrition.
Roland Bowling of Grand Island is charged in the case with being an accessory to a felony and providing false information to law enforcement.
Withee also faces charges of animal abuse and abandonment in Monoa County, Iowa.