FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man is walking free after being arrested for animal cruelty.
Brian Freeman is charged with causing cruel death, as well as pain and suffering, to animals. Deputies say he neglected nearly 100 cows. He bonded out of jail earlier this morning.
WINK News attempted to make contact with Freeman this morning after he bonded out of jail. The Lee County Sheriff's Office lists his last known address in the 3,000 block of Hibiscus Drive. However, after repeated attempts and knocks, no one came to the door. They did however call deputies on us.
Freeman bonded out this morning after facing charges of animal cruelty and animal abandonment and confinement with out food or water. The Sheriff's Office said a total of six cattle and two calves are among the dead. That's after deputies responded to Freeman's pasture yesterday, where they found horrible conditions. Theer was no food, almost no water or grass for the animals, and deputies say some of the cattle looked to be on the verge of death.
The good news is that the Sheriff's Office was able to rescue a large number of cattle out of Freeman's care and get them to a safe place. They're getting medical treatment and have food and water at the sheriff's impound lot off of Ortiz in Alva, as well.
Count on WINK News to follow this story and bring you more as it develops.