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Ranch owner charged with animal mistreatment


Polk County (WQOW) - An animal neglect investigation leads to charges in Polk County.

Michael Feist faces four felonies and 30 misdemeanors.  Feist has a horse ranch in the Town of Milltown where four horses were found dead recently.  Investigators believe many others are in grave danger.

The Polk County Health Department says 27 horses have been deprived of quality food and water for an extended period of time.

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