MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - The Madison County Sheriff's office has recommended felony charges for a farmer who owns a farm where hundreds of dead animals were found.
In April, officials digging pits to put dead animals in found a manure pit, 10 feet deep, full of dead animals. They say they found 171 dead animals around and in the barn in Summitville near 1700 North and 400 West.
Animals found dead on the farm include horses, chickens, goats and geese. Officials say 165 animals were found alive including eight mini horses, six sheep, a llama, two ponies, and multiple chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits.
Officials say it could take three months until the animals are back to what they should be.
Tuesday afternoon, Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson announced he recommends two felony charges of neglect of a dependent and disposal of a dead animal.. He also recommended a misdemeanor charge of neglect of a vertebrae animal.
The Madison County Prosecutor will make the final decision on what charges are pressed in this case. Officers involved in this investigation presented their probable cause to the prosecutor last week.
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