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900 Animals to Be Removed From Farm Amid Cruelty Investigation

Town officials have been facing backlash for a lack of action against the farm

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    Hundreds of Dead, Injured Animals Found in Westport

    Police say officers have discovered hundreds of dead and injured animals, makeshift cabins, burning trash and illegal stoves on a 70-acre property in Massachusetts.

    (Published Friday, March 31, 2017)

    The remaining 900 animals left on a Westport, Massachusetts, farm at the center of the largest animal cruelty investigation in the northeast will be removed from the property.

    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a shelter will be created for the animals.

    During a search earlier this month, police found three goats that had to be euthanized, dead sheep and several other sick or injured farm animals in "deplorable conditions."

    A similar incident happened on the same farm in 2010.

    Town officials have been facing backlash for a lack of action against the farm.

    Click here to find out how you can assist in the effort.

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