ASHTON, S.D. — Authorities have seized 75 cows and a horse from a farm near Ashton in northeastern South Dakota.

The Spink County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the owner of the animals, 63-year-old Rex Spear, has been charged with felony animal abuse and misdemeanor animal neglect.

Spear is due in court Monday. He does not have a listed phone number.

The animals are being cared for in nearby Brown County.

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