Park County cattle rancher found to be an ‘unfit owner’

Park County cattle rancher found to be an ‘unfit owner’

Vail Daily

A Park County judge declared Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, to be unfit to own livestock seized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

On May 14, 2010, staff from CDA’s Animal Industry Division, Bureau of Animal Protection, assisted by the Park County Sheriff’s Office, gathered nearly 400 cattle based on the discovery of at least 140 dead cows and many emaciated cattle. Vernon E. Wagner of Park County owns a number of the cattle and is under contract to care for the additional livestock.

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