LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a field just north of the intersection of Alico Road and Three Oaks Parkway in reference to a dead cow this afternoon. Upon investigation, deputies found multiple dead cows, calves, and not enough food or water to sustain the cattle on the land.
One of the watering holes had very little water in it and the other watering hole had thick mud. There was also no food for the cows and the grass was very sparse and dead. Deputies found one very young bull that was on the brink of death that they were able to give fluid to right away and hopefully saved its life.
The cattle will be transported to the impound lot on Ortiz Avenue, where they will be treated medically by a veterinarian. The Sheriff’s Office has a contract with Dr. Van Roekel, a veterinarian out of Alva.
The cattle owner was arrested for these deplorable conditions that the cows were found in.