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Four horses found dead on Polk County ranch


Polk County (WQOW) - The Polk County Sheriff's Department is investigating allegations of animal neglect at a horse ranch.

The sheriff's department says four horses were found dead at the Otter Creek Ranch in the Town of Milltown.  The cause of death is under investigation.

There are about 80 horses at Otter Creek.  Investigators say the health and physical condition of some of the horses is at the heart of the case, along with the ranch owner's ability to provide for the animals.  The sheriff's department says the ranch owner is cooperating with authorities.

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