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Animal cruelty investigation leads to seizure of 102 animals

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GARRATTSVILLE (WBNG) -- On Saturday, in conjunction with the Otsego County Sheriff's Department, the Susquehanna Animal Shelter acquired custody of 102 animals after authorities conducted an animal cruelty investigation.

The shelter's executive director Stacie Haynes says they were called to a farm in Garrattsville just after midnight. 

She says 9 dogs, 1 cat, 20 pigs, 7 donkeys, 13 chickens, 3 ducks, 13 sheep, 25 geese, 7 rabbits, 1 guinea hen, 2 parakeets, 1 pigeon, and 1 tortoise were taken from the farm.

Haynes says the animals were found neglected. She says the animals were living in feces with no food or water in sight. 

She says by 5:40 Saturday evening, all of the farm animals found new homes with members of the community. She adds the shelter is taking care of the dogs and cat. Their status is confidential.

12 News reached out to the Otsego County Sheriffs Department. No information regarding an arrest has been released at this time. 

Stay with 12 News for this developing story.

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