Police called to a barn in Macomb County found the remains of several dead animals and removed 19 other malnourished animals from the property.
Five deteriorating barns could be demolished this month despite an effort in recent years to save them as examples of Michigan’s agricultural heritage.
Authorities say a fire destroyed a 150-year-old wooden barn on a family farm near Ann Arbor, killing about 300 animals.
A renter says 60 sheep were killed in an Oakland County barn fire.
Horses, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and a goat were being examined by veterinarians following their rescue from a Livingston County barn and house.