Pearl City Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

STEPHENSON COUNTY (WIFR) -- A Stephenson County man has been accused of letting at least half a dozen cows die in his care.

59-year-old Andrew Kuhlemeier of Pearl City has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals.

The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department was called out to his property on W Sabin Church Rd. after cattle were found out on the road. After investigation, they found at least a half a dozen dead cows on the property.

Chief Deputy Welch says they died due to lack of care. The Stephenson County Animal Control and the Department of Agriculture are investigating.

Kuhlemeier has posted bond.

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