Hearing Set for Man Accused of Neglecting Livestock

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Jan. 13 hearing has been scheduled for a Dubuque man charged with neglecting livestock and failing to properly dispose of dead animals. Court records say 31-year-old Cesar Gonzalez faces nearly three dozen counts. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. Officials say several of the 26 animals rescued from the Dubuque farm earlier this month were in poor health. The bones and rib cages of some animals could be seen, and they had matted hair. The animals removed included horses, a pony, goats, sheep, pigs and geese.