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Animal control officials are investigating a farm in Pendleton County after horses were found dead on the property.
Pendleton County Animal Control Officer Scott Pracht went to the property on Highway 177 West in the DeMossville area early Monday afternoon to follow up on an investigation, a Pendleton County dispatcher said.
Larry Browning, 63, of Butler, has been cited for 49 counts of not disposing of an animal carcass (horses) within 48 hours.
Trooper Corey Rich of Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge is investigating. Additional charges are pending.
The first officer arrived on the property at about 2 p.m. Officials remained on scene until after 9 p.m.
Some horses were found alive on the farm and were taken into animal control’s care, but it was unclear where they were being housed.
“Our animal shelter isn’t equipped to house horses,” the dispatcher said.