WV State Police investigate animal neglect case on large Taylor County farm

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West Virginia State Police recently executed a search warrant on a large farm in Taylor County after complaints of animal neglect.

While executing the search warrant, on April 20, on a 687 acre property in the Thornton area, state troopers found several neglected horses and cows and the carcasses of some dead animals, according to a state police spokesperson.

Two days later, three different animal rescue groups arrived and removed 20 neglected horses, troopers said.  A cow that could not stand, due to severe neglect, had to be put down by a veterinarian, according to state police.

An investigation is ongoing and charges against the owner are pending, state police said.

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