Foul smell leads to discovery of dozens of dead animals at Ind. farm

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Posted on April 12, 2013 at 6:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Hazmat crews in Indiana spent days cleaning up at a farm where more than 100 dead animals were found.

It happened in Summittville, which is north of Indianapolis.

Police say dozens of animal carcasses were found stacked inside a barn.  About 50 other carcasses were found buried in a ten-foot hole.

A neighbor reporting a foul odor led police to the farm.  The cleanup took two days, but hazmat workers were able to rescue hens, rabbits and ducks from the property.

"They are pretty feisty. It took 5 or 6 of us to catch them," said one emergency worker.  "Had to corner them, use some nets, fishing nets, get them caught and put in cages."

The owner of the farm says he became overwhelmed by the amount of animals. The animals who were found alive are now being cared for by foster families.
 

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