Man Accused Of Animal Cruelty Following Dead Cow Discovery

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FRANKLINVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – A 52-year-old Cattaraugus County man is accused of animal cruelty after dead cows were discovered on his property last week.

Deputies with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7135 Cadiz Road in the Town of Franklinville last Thursday to investigate a dead cow complaint from last month.

Following an investigation, Russell Ulmer was charged with 38 counts of failure to provide proper sustenance to an animal and two counts of disposal of dead animals.

Just hours after issuing Ulmer an appearance ticket, he was also accused of entering a neighbor’s cow barn and fenced cow pasture without permission.

Ulmer was subsequently charged with criminal trespass.


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