TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE (WKOW) -- Shawano County deputies investigating a report of a foul odor coming from a barn say they found 24 dead cattle inside.
A 50-year-old Shawano man has been arrested on tentative charges of animal neglect.
Authorities acquired a search warrant after neighbors in the area reported smelling a foul stench from the property. They searched the farm and found two dozen dead cattle of varying ages.
Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Wedemayer says the man's case has been forwarded to the prosecutor's office, and predicts charges could come as soon as Monday.
The felony animal-neglect charge would carry a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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