A Vienna man has been charged in connection with last week's rescue of 40 animals found to be malnourished and without food and water on his property in Maries County.
George Davis has been charged with misdemeanor charges of animal abuse and improper disposal of animal remains.
Authorities served a search warrant on Davis' property north of the Vienna city limits along U.S. 63 after getting reports of animal abuse and neglect.
While inspecting the property, authorities observed several animals that appeared to be malnourished and without food and water, including some dogs, goats, pigs, cows and horses.
Remains of at least six horses also were found, along with numerous cow and pig remains.