Dozens of animals seized from farm in central Indiana

Goats and other livestock from the animal shelter in Daleville adjust to new surroundings at the Muncie Animal Care and Services facility along Riggin Road. (The Star Press Photo/Corey Ohlenkamp)

DALEVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say they've seized dozens of animals from a central Indiana farm where numerous animal carcasses also were found.

The Star Press reports officials went to the rural Daleville property on Monday to investigate. As of Tuesday afternoon they'd removed about 50 goats, nine calves and a pig.

Animals were taken to Muncie Animal Care and Services, which usually houses dogs and cats, and the farm animals were being taken by another farmer to be cared for as pets. Officials say some of the animals were in poor condition.

Muncie Animal Care and Services Director Phil Peckinpaugh says many of the goats were malnourished and others had open wounds. Some cows and pigs were left on the property with the owner with the understanding that they'd get better care.

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