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Over 80 dead calves found on 2 Kenosha County farms

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BRIGHTON, Wis. (AP) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating potential animal abuse on two farms where over 80 dead calves have been found amid deplorable conditions.

A sheriff's office statement Saturday says deputies found at least 52 dead calves on a farm in Brighton Township on Friday afternoon. Fifteen live calves were moved from the property to a safe location.

Investigators later discovered at least 30 dead calves at a second farm owned by the same family, in Paris Township. At least 100 live cattle there were put under a veterinarian's care.

The statement says the cause of the animal deaths has not been determined, and may have been due to disease, but investigators found evidence of neglect and long-term deplorable conditions.

The sheriff's office says the farm owners are cooperating.

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