The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating possible animal neglect of a cattle herd on rural property northeast of Overton. Chief Deputy Mike Hudson says the Sheriff’s Office was notified of concerns around 9:00am Thursday April 12, 2018. A deputy observed several cattle deceased in corrals and others displaying outward signs of possible malnutrition and sickness.
A search warrant was obtained for further investigation. Hudson says as many as 35 to 50 head of cattle were found dead. He says the Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with area veterinarians and producers were caring for and providing the appropriate nutrition for the remaining animals.
Some have been moved off-site but, others remain until their health allows them to be moved. He had no estimate of the number of remaining cattle. No charges or arrests were made as of Friday but, Hudson says the investigation continues.