2 arrested after neglected horses and dead cattle found in Saline County


SALINE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A pasture full of neglected cattle and horses led to the arrest of a Salina man and his mother.

KSAL reports that authorities executed search warrants at two locations in the county and seized 189 animals. The investigation began Sunday when a concerned citizen reported seeing dead cattle on the pasture.

Deputies arrested 40-year-old Matthew Fullen and 66-year-old Beverly Fullen after officers allegedly found 69 horses and 96 cows in poor health on their pasture, some were deceased.

Twenty four other animals seized included dogs, cats, and rabbits.

Both face charges for felony cruelty to animals, plus misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

The sheriff said agents from the the Salina Animal Shelter and the Saline County Sheriffs Mounted Patrol and Rescue Squad helped round up the animals, and many were placed with area ranchers wanting to help. 

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