Sioux City Man Faces Animal Neglect Charge
by Associated Press
October 04, 2012 9:18 AM
Authorities say the man who owns the reeking Sioux City home where dozens of cats were removed faces 14 counts of animal neglect.
The man was identified as 56-year-old Mark Lanning, of Sioux City.
More than four dozen cats were removed from the home on Monday, and officials found several cat carcasses as well. Cindy Rarrat, of Sioux City Animal Adoption & Rescue Center, says conditions inside the house were unbearable.
The hungry, thirsty cats were taken to the rescue center. Neighbors say no one has lived in the home for a couple of months.
A phone listed for Lanning is no longer in service. Online court records don't include the name of his attorney.