- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MILLSTONE, N.J. (AP) - Approximately 200 goats and sheep must be removed from a Monmouth County farm after the owner and his girlfriend admitted improperly caring for the animals.

Christopher Vaccaro and Tina Perna pleaded guilty to the disorderly persons charges during a court hearing in Millstone on Monday.

The judge ordered them to submit a plan by April 7 and remove the animals within 30 days or face 30 days in jail.

Authorities last year said they found nearly 200 sick and malnourished goats, horses, chickens and peacocks on the farm.

NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1FSWYmj ) reports prosecutor Richard Kelly says he doesn’t think the pair are nasty people. He says he believes they are hoarders who got in over their heads.

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Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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