STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Kavars found guilty of animal neglect

Closing arguments were made Friday in Northwood and the jury received the case early in the afternoon.

Posted: Oct 18, 2019 1:39 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2019 8:58 AM

UPDATE:  A Worth County jury has found Barbara Kavars guilty on 14 counts of animal neglect.

WORTH COUNTY, Iowa - The Barbara Kavars animal neglect case is now in the hands of the jury.

Closing arguments were made Friday in Northwood and the jury received the case early in the afternoon.

Kavars is facing 14 counts of animal neglect.

Court records say Kavars was holding Samoyed dogs in inhumane conditions when officials raided her operation on Nov. 12, 2018, and visited at other times. 154 Samoyed dogs and four cats were removed from Kavars’ Manly property.

The records say the dogs had fur matted by feces, skin conditions leading to fur loss, painful wounds, intestinal parasites and other maladies.

The records also say the dogs' kennels lacked food and had water containers that were filled with ice.

Kavars denied any wrongdoing and told officials she didn't think the dogs needed additional care.

MORE COVERAGE

Kavars testifies in her animal neglect case. Click here. 

Kavars animal neglect trial begins. Click here. 

Kavars charged after 154 dogs and 4 cats removed from Worth County property. Click here. 

Miss any of our coverage? Click here. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
15° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 3°
Albert Lea
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 16°
Austin
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 23° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 11°
Charles City
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 6°
Rochester
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 6°
Slick roads this AM, another cloudy day
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Tuesday

Image

RCTC remembers Kobe Bryant

Image

Nywesh hits game-winning basket as Austin stuns Mayo

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/27

Image

Breaking down caucus candidates

Image

Intercultural cities initiative

Image

RPS Team disbands

Image

Auschwitz 75 years later

Image

Theatre Group Visits Roots of The Music Man

Image

City Looking to Fill Empty Storefronts

Community Events