Arrest warrant issued for man who neglected 11 cows in Cattaraugus County

COLD SPRING, NY.Y (WIVB)- An arrest warrant has been issued for a Willoughby, Ohio man accused of animal abuse in Cattaraugus County.

42-year-old Charles Brickman is accused of abandonment and cruelty to animals after neglecting to take care of 11 cows on his Lebanon Road property.

The Sheriff reports that Brickman failed to provide food, water and shelter for the cows. He is also accused of leaving the area without setting up care for the animals.

Officials began their investigation after receiving complaints from neighbors about wandering cows and insufficient fencing. The SPCA relocated the cows to a new farm on December 30th.

If anyone makes contact with Charles Brickman they are asked to contact Cattaraugus County Sheriff at 716-938-2217. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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