ARL & MSPCA-Angell Combine Efforts to Rescue Cold, Sickly Animals
According to the MSPCA, the majority of animals were underwieght.
The ARL’s Rescue Services team brought 12 of the rescued animals, including mini-donkeys, donkeys, ponies, sheep, and goats, to the organization’s Dedham Shelter for immediate care. The MSPCA-Angell’s Law Enforcement department transported the more severely emaciated and sickly animals including pigs and alpacas to the organization’s Nevins Farm facility.
Today, the MSPCA-Angell’s Law Enforcement department charged the animal’s owner Dean Manual of Ludlow with multiple counts of animal cruelty. Manual, 43, faces up to 36 counts of animal cruelty with additional pending charges for assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
According staff at the Dedham shelter, the Ludlow 12 are settling in, though they have a long road to recovery ahead. Some may require extensive and costly veterinary exams.
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