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Dozens Of Animals Seized At Oxford Home

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(Courtesy Agriculture Department)

(Courtesy Agriculture Department)

Animal control officers seized a horse, two miniature horses, a donkey, a pig, a goat, 18 chickens, six guinea fowl and six turkeys, as well as four dogs and a cat,  which were found to be living in inhumane conditions at a home in Oxford Tuesday.  ( Photos, courtesy Department of Agriculture)

Supervisor Raymond Connors with the Agriculture Department’s  Animal Control Division says the animals were malnourished,  and not in adequate housing.  He says when a blanket was removed from the horse,  it was clearly emaciated,  and when the fowl arrived at the animal rescue operation at Gates Prison in Niantic, they consumed a large quantity of water because of their thirst.

Connors, says they investigated after receiving a complaint about an inadequately-cared-for donkey and horse running loose at the home in a residential area on Condon Road in Oxford,

Four dogs and a cat were taken to the local animal shelter;  the livestock went to the state’s “Second Chance Corral” at Gates Prison in Niantic.

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