Bleeding, starved and covered in ticks, two stolen bulls were recovered tethered to a billboard of the Solomon Hochoy Highway on Tuesday night.
The animals were among eight stolen this week from the pastures off the M2 Ring Road in La Romaine.
One of the animals, a young bull had a gaping wound to its side which was covered with maggots. The other bull was bleeding as part of its ear was severed.
The animals were spotted by a motorist who recognized them from a photograph published this week on Facebook and Guardian Media.
During an interview, one of the owners Robin, who was too afraid to identify himself fully, said he got a call around 9:40 pm that the animals were near the highway. He called the St Margaret's Police and then the San Fernando Police who advised him to go to the highway and collect the animals.
While loading the bulls onto a van, Robin said he flagged down a passing E999 van. They consulted with the CID and then assisted him in bringing home the injured animals.
Robin said he was shocked to see the state of the animals.
"I had to buy a bottle of Negasunt powder to treat the wound. The bull had a big hole on the side. Apparently, when they were transporting the animals they got hurt. Three-quarters of the bull's ear was missing. It was really sad to see the animals in this state," he added.
Robin said only one of the animals belonged to him and he was now searching for the owner of the younger bull.
In all, Robin said eight of his cows and bulls have been stolen, all valued at $36,000.
One of the pregnant cows was killed and her unborn baby also died. Another heifer was recovered on Sunday at someone's home. That suspect was arrested and the matter is before the courts. Robin said he was still in the process of pulling off ticks from the animals to prevent them from getting tick fever.
"It will take a while to bring them back to how they were. In the meantime we are calling on the police to help us," Robin added.
Robin said other farmers also lost livestock.
An orange wagon and a white Kia van are believed to have been used to steal the animals.
The vehicles have been seen driving through the area and loading animals at random.
Reporter: Radhica De Silva