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Records: Cows found with no water, standing in knee-high feces

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) — A 58-year-old Spencer woman is accused of leaving nine cows in a collapsed barn with no drinking water and feces up to their knees, according to court documents filed in Marathon County court.

Karen Welch is facing nine misdemeanors after it was discovered the cows had no bedding and no place to lay down, records said.

The cows were found inside a barn on a farm on County Highway C.

A signature bond was set for $1,000 Wednesday.

Welch was ordered to not buy or care for any new animals.

She returns to court in July.

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