Charges Expected in Cow Neglect Case

Posted at: 09/16/2013 4:27 PM
Updated at: 09/16/2013 5:14 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Following an investigation involving the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the Humane Society, and a local veterinarian, misdemeanor charges are expected for the owner of more than 100 malnourished cows.

The animals were found earlier this month at a farm south of Rochester. Besides being underweight, authorities say many had worms and lice. Some animals were even found dead.

A mandatory plan is now in place for the owner to get the cattle back in proper health. If not, he could face more serious charges and the animals could be taken away.

On a scale of one to five, with five being the healthiest, a vet said the cows didn't even rank a one.