Charges of animal abuse have been dropped against William Totemeier, accused of killing two coonhounds last March. The dogs came onto his property near New London during a coon hunt and according to Totemeier scared his cattle and destroyed fences. The dogs chased a raccoon onto Totemeiers farm during a sanctioned controlled hunt sponsored by a Mediapolis club. It was discovered neither dog was wearing a rabies vaccination tag. One dog had never been vaccinated and the other one’s vaccination had expired. Iowa law says its unlawful to own a dog that hasn’t been vaccinated for rabies. However, Totemeier is still charged with fourth degree criminal mischief because he burned the GPS collars the dogs were wearing.