BRIGHTON, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says it has wrapped up its “on scene” investigation of animal abuse at farms in Brighton and Paris townships and is forwarding the case to prosecutors for possible charges.
Authorities found more than 80 dead calves at the two farms on Friday. The animal carcasses have since been removed and cleanup is underway.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has given the family that owns the farms one week to fix the issues there.
Fifteen calves that were moved from the Brighton Township farm are being cared for at another location. About 100 live cattle remain at the Paris Township farm, and it appears they had been fed and are in good health.
The department said earlier that the farm owners were cooperating.