County: cost of cleaning farm more than $30,000

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The cost of cleaning a central Indiana farms where more than a hundred animals were found dead and rotting is expected to exceed $30,000.
Madison County Administrator Dan Dykes tells The Herald Bulletin that the costs include veterinary tests, equipment, worker overtime, security and other costs. Dykes said some of the would likely be paid out of the insurance of the owners of the farm, Daniel and Carrie Ault,  or from donations collected by the Animal Protection League Inc.
Authorities found the carcasses last week on a farm near Summitville, about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Investigators also found about 30 more animals that survived.
Dykes said the county would "explore every avenue" to pay the remainder, including potentially pursuing the Aults' assets.

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