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.