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Starlight, IN -- (WDRB) Families are claiming their children got sick after going to the Huber's Petting Zoo.
The Clark County Health Department confirms one E.coli case, but says at this point, Huber's Orchard, Winery and Vineyards and its petting zoo are not connected.
A mother tells WDRB that her 2-year-old daughter is at Kosair Children's Hospital after her kidneys failed after contracting E.coli.
She says she believes she got it from going to Huber's petting zoo and claims there are two other sick children at the hospital dealing with the same thing who also pet the animals there.
Huber's says it has received numerous calls and has issued its own statement on Facebook.
Dana Huber with Huber's Marketing and Public Relations says, "To be completely honest the Facebook posts, what was being posted as of yesterday was very concerning to us. Our family didn't want to release information until it was the most accurate information. Again, we handled it the best that we could."
Huber says the family wanted to set the record straight and let people know there is no link between E.coli and their facility. Huber's says their thoughts are with the family who has been affected.
Dana Huber says, "The Clark County Health Department visited with us late yesterday afternoon on October 8th. They did a full investigation and looked through our facilities when it came to our food preparation."
Several hand sanitizing locations are set up all around the Farm Park and people are encouraged to use them.
Jessica Fouts, a visitor says, "We've been to lots of petting zoos. Our kids haven't ever gotten sick. We make sure they wash their hands really well afterwards."
Huber's employees tell WDRB they constantly sanitize all areas of the Farm Park, picnic benches, children's play areas.
Dana Huber says, "Our priority is the health and safety of our guests. It's our fall season. Our facilities are very clean and we hope to see a lot of visitors this Fall."
The Louisville Metro Health Department says it's investigating two possible e.Coli cases that have been sent to the state lab, but won't say if they involve children because of privacy.