Horses, ponies and goats were rescued from a farm in Severn, Anne Arundel County Police said.
SEVERN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Horses, ponies and goats were rescued from a farm in Severn, Anne Arundel County Police said.
Animal Control showed up at the property on the 500 block of Upton Road on Tuesday to take away the animals, police said in a news release.
"The condition of the animals on the property had declined significantly since previous Animal Control visits. It was determined that the animals on the property were not having their basic needs met by their owner/caretaker. Animal Control began completing regular follow-ups to check on the conditions of the animals on the property after initially removing one deceased horse and two deceased baby goats on January 9, 2013," police said in a news release.
Back in January, animal control was notified of the condition of the animals at this property. They were told to clean up the place and provide better nutrition for the remaining animals on the farm, police said.
They recently received a tip that the animals were not being taken care of, and animal control reacted.
"Currently, all animals removed are in protective custody and continuing to be assessed. Animal Control would like to thank Days End Horse Farm and Rescue, members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Western District and the veterinarian who assisted in removing these animals from the property," police said.
"Animal Control is in the process of confirming the identity of the multiple owners of all of the animals and working closely with the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office in this investigation, which is active and ongoing."