MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man was detained and charged with hens neglect leading to death after police found dead cows on his house.

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies known as a rural land near Libson to get a criticism about failed cows found a number of head of cows dead, Sheriff Brian Gardner stated.

An Iowa Department of Agriculture veterinarian decided that the cows perished for lack of food, shelter and water, officials explained. Gardner stated Greazel wasn’t residing on the land in which the cows were situated.

The sheriff’s office didn’t say just how many animals have been found dead, however stated 18 thoughts were rescued in the property.