Series of farm animal injuries reported in Reily Twp, Butler Co. - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Injuries to farm animals under investigation in Butler Co.

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Authorities in Butler County are investigating recent farm animal injuries and deaths.

It was reported late Wednesday afternoon in the 7700 block of Gray Road in Reily Township, just south of Oxford. According to sheriffs, a caller stated some animals he was keeping at the farm had suffered cuts and lacerations. 

How those injuries came about was unknown. The Butler County Sheriff's Office says the attack on the animals likely happened this past weekend.

In total four sheep are dead, four more were injured, and two horses also suffered cuts to their necks.

***It's our policy to not show graphic images of animals suffering so the images of the sheep in this story didn't sustain these major injuries.***

Brittany Kolb says this all started when she found that two equipment batteries were stolen from her family's farm last Saturday night. After taking a closer look at the animals on that farm, they realized their problem was much more serious.

"Theft is one thing but animal cruelty is on a whole other level. In my opinion, it's on a whole other level of sickness," said farm owner Brittany Kolb.

All the animals including some that received minor injuries have been moved from the barn to the Kolb's other residence. The family says it appears all the wounds of the injured sheep and horses came from someone using a sharp blade like a hatchet.

"Who could do something like this to animals? I can't imagine inflicting injuries or pain to animals," said Kolb.

Investigators and the sheriff's animal control officer visited the barn on Gray Road to try and dig up any clues. Kolb says whoever is responsible for this needs to face the consequences.

"Everybody that goes up the road throws up a hand. Everybody is a friend, and it's just really scary to think that you might know the person or know of them," said Kolb.

Kolb and another neighbor FOX19 spoke to say there's been a random trend of suspicious activity over the last couple weeks. This includes fires at abandoned barns, tires slashings and a few thefts. Kolb says whether these are related or not, it's certainly raising some eyebrows.

"I think it's important that people know. Make sure that your doors are locked, make sure your cars are locked, make sure your barn is locked," Kolb warned.

Kolb says she and her family have created a Facebook page to try and bring awareness to this and other cases of animal cruelty. She's hoping it may even help law enforcement track down those responsible for harming her animals. (WARNING: Images posted on the page are graphic)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-cruelty-and-thefts-in-Reily-Ohio/191176634365362

Authorities say they don't have any suspects in the case, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who has recently experienced a similar type of incident, is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (513) 785-1300.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • John Legend, Chrissy Teigen spotted in Montgomery

    John Legend, Chrissy Teigen spotted in Montgomery

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:21:44 GMT
    Downtown Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News)Downtown Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Their impending visit to Alabama's capital city started with a very Southern question on Twitter Wednesday morning about finding a good place to eat.

    More >>

    Their impending visit to Alabama's capital city started with a very Southern question on Twitter Wednesday morning about finding a good place to eat.

    More >>
  • Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:30:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:21:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.More >>
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.More >>
  • Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

    Trump's travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:49:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:21:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko). In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostl...(AP Photo/Jessica Gresko). In this April 23, 2018, photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, to be in the gallery when the court hears arguments in on April 25, over President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several mostl...

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last, weighing President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last, weighing President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly