Over two dozen horses, donkeys, mules and a bull were seized by authorities from the Rushville Horse Sale Barn.
Animals living in filth, starving, all with no water, some already dead, were found at the property after a complaint was called in about the livestock sale business.
William Haley, 22, faces charges including failure to properly dispose of a dead animal, torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal, and cruelty to an animal.
Kasey Hanna is the director of the Rushville Animal Shelter.
The Rushville animal shelter doesn't have the room or staff to handle such a large number of large animals. They've been placed with an animal rescue operation. The shelter set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds needed to nurse the animals back to health.
It took three staff members to get an ailing donkey to his feet--the donkey died later.
The Rush County Sheriff's Office is investigating--and getting no cooperation from the barn's owner.