80 animals in need of ‘urgent care’ seized from property

SOLON, Maine (AP) — State animal welfare agents have seized about 80 animals they say are in need of “urgent care” from a property in Maine.

The Morning Sentinel reports that dogs, cats, chickens and horses were among the animals taken to an emergency shelter when state Animal Welfare Program officials executed a search warrant at a Solon home Tuesday morning.

State officials said in a news release that the animals will be cared for and given medical and behavioral evaluations.

Officials say that after the court determines custody, possible new homes can be found for the animals with the help of shelter partners across the state.

Authorities say charges may be filed, but they wouldn’t disclose the exact location of the property or who the animals belonged to.

The investigation is ongoing.

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