SMITH TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) — Humane Agents with Animal Charity of Ohio say a steer rescued Monday in Smith Township had to be euthanized, and two more are in very critical condition.
Agents shared images from a farm on State Route 62 where police received a 911 call indicating seven cows were confined to a building, living in their own filth for months and unable to move.
Agents called the conditions “incredibly bad.”
“There were approximately three to four feet of feces in some places. The cows, some of them, were down and stuck in the feces on their sides, and they were having trouble breathing. The couldn’t get up,” said Jane MacMurchy, with Animal Charity of Ohio.
The cows were taken to a sanctuary farm.
Charges are expected to be filed in the case.
Other farm animals rescued this week include a pony and a goat found in poor condition at a house in Beaver Township Tuesday.
Investigators described the horse as being “emaciated,” while the goat was underweight and under-nourished.