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A dead horse lies on top of animal feces at a farm near Tower. Authorities have issued the owner of the farm a citation for animal neglect after several animals were found dead and several others, still alive, were severely malnourished and dehydrated. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Anderson)

Tower woman cited for neglect after animals die of starvation

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The owner of a dilapidated farm near Tower where at least six animals died of starvation has been issued a misdemeanor citation for animal neglect.


Marcia Berg, 45, who owns the farm and animals on Wiseman Road in Vermilion Township, will have to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge that could bring up to a $3,000 fine and 90 days in jail.

Photos of the farm, taken by neighbors, show dead animals that appear to have starved, some in stalls filled with feces.

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