Officials were called to a property on 1700 North between 350 and 400 West on reports of a foul stench Tuesday evening. Initial reports had indicated the property was in Strawtown. The property is actually north of Elwood, Ind.
HAZMAT crews were also called to the scene shortly after police obtained a search warrant.
Dozens of horses, goats, sheep, geese, cows and chickens were found inside the barn. Sources said the animals that are still living are just skin and bones.
The Animal Protection League, Inc., has asked area farmers to be ready to take in sick animals. Specific information on how to help the animals has not been released yet.
Veterinarians from across the state are being called in to treat the live animals, which officials will not be able to move until Wednesday morning.
A press conference will also be held Wednesday.