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Dozens of Dead Animals, Goat Fetuses Found at Home

Posted on Feb 16, 2009 - 11:33 AM
Dozens Of Dead Animals, Goat Fetuses Found At Home
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updated 3:20 p.m. ET, Fri., Feb. 13, 2009
IRASBURG, Vt. - Dozens of dead animals, including goat fetuses, were discovered by police on an Irasburg property in December, Vermont State Police said in a statement released Thursday.

Local officials were alerted to the problem at the West Glover Road home on Christmas Eve, town selectman Kenneth Johnson told police. Johnson told police he visited the residence after receiving a report of neglected animals.

Johnson told police that no one had been at the residence for approximately five days and the animals had been left unattended.

One dead dog was found at the home chained to an outside post, police said. Three dead goats, four or five dead rabbits and between six and eight dead chickens, as well as goat fetuses in a nearby barn, were also found on the property, police said.

Several animals were also found alive, including horses, chickens, goats and dogs, police said.

Local residents has found shelter and food for the animals, which were released by the owner. The property has also been condemned, Johnson told police.

Police are still investigating the case for potential cruelty to animals crimes.

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