Muskogee man arrested after dead animals found on ranch

Ponca City Now - February 9, 2015 7:38 am

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) – A 54-year-old man has been arrested after eastern Oklahoma authorities say they found dozens of dead animals on his ranch.

The Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office expects to charge him with multiple counts of cruelty and neglect.

The Muskogee County sheriff tells the Tulsa World about 30 dead horses and seven dead cows were found the man’s 360-acre ranch this weekend.

Animal control officials received a report from someone who spotted dead horses on the man’s property.

The sheriff says crews are trying to move about 200 live animals from the ranch. Veterinarians say many are infected with parasites.

 

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