Two Cattaraugus County Farmers Charged For Allegedly Starving Their Cows

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LITTLE VALLEY – Two farmers in Cattaraugus County are facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly mistreating their cows.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says the two separate incidents happened in late October and mid-November respectively.

In the first alleged mistreatment, deputies report 55-year-old Darly Oakes, of Cherry Creek, failed to provide proper food for a cow at his farm on Kickbush Hill Road in the Town of New Albion.

In the second incident, deputies allege 51-year-old Russel Ulmer, of Franklinville, malnourished 20 calves on his property.

Both were separately charged with failure to provide substance.


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