- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

REDDICK, Fla. (AP) - Animal control officials seized 25 sickly pigs from a property near Ocala.

Marion County spokeswoman Elaine McClain says the pigs were in poor condition and officials were concerned for their safety when they took them on Tuesday.

The Ocala Star-Banner (https://bit.ly/1W7FjOK ) reports three piglets were already dead and one was so emaciated that it was convulsing and unable to stand. County officials say it was euthanized.

McClain says animal services officials were contacted about the condition of the pigs in July. They were found to be underweight and the owner was told to get proper veterinary care within 48 hours. The owner was then given time to get the pigs’ weight up. When officials visited the property on Tuesday, they found the situation had not improved.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/

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