State authorities have seized 28 sick and malnourished animals from a Sidney, Maine, farm owned by a man who has been cited in the past for animal-related offenses.
Liam Hughes, director of the Animal Welfare Program in the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, tells the Morning Sentinel that 23 goats, four calves and a chicken were taken from Mark Gould's farm on Tuesday.
Hughes says the animals are now under veterinarian care at an undisclosed site.
Gould has not been charged.
Gould in the past has been investigated for allegedly leaving dead livestock where they lay on the farm grounds.
Gould says the animals in question were sick when he bought them, and he has been trying to nurse them back to health.