- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) - Hundreds of animals found living in squalor on a Massachusetts farm are being moved to a temporary shelter.

WPRI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2aN2e4C ) that police officers and members of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals began moving the animals at the 70-acre Westport property on Tuesday. The process is expected to take several days.

About 60 animals have already been taken in by the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

The move comes after officers discovered hundreds of dead and injured animals, makeshift cabins, burning trash and illegal stoves at the property in July. At least three goats had to be euthanized.

Police say about two dozen people are now being investigated and may face charges.

Police say a similar situation was found on the same property in 2010.


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