Animal abuse investigation now involves second farm

kcsd-doorA second scene is now involved in an investigation of animal abuse in Western Kenosha County.

From a statement issued this morning by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The initial investigation originated at an address of the the 200 block of 248th Avenue/State Highway 75, at approximately 2:26 p.m. on Friday.  The investigation by Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies has resulted in the discovery of at least 52 deceased calves in and around the barns on the property.  There were 15 live calves found at this location as well.  These calves were removed from the property and moved to a safe location in the area. The extensive investigation has also resulted in the discovery of a second scene.  This is a farm also operated by the same family in the 20800 block of First Street in Paris.  Investigation at this second scene has resulted in the discovery of at least 30 deceased calves in various states of decomposition.  At least 100 live cattle were located at this farm as well.  These animals are currently being evaluated by a large animal veterinarian.   The owners of the properties have cooperated with investigators. The cause of the animal deaths has not yet been determined and may have been illness; however the initial investigation has revealed evidence of neglect in addition to readily apparent long term deplorable conditions.  Further testing and collection of evidence by investigators will be needed. This investigation is expected to take several days if not weeks to complete.

Note: The Sheriff’s Department has identified a family name associated with both locations, however does not name people in situations with potential legal ramifications until people are charged in court. — DH


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