HAMPDEN – Maine animal welfare officials seized nearly two dozen dogs, a cat and a horse from a Coldbrook Road farm Tuesday.
The seizure was the result of an inspection of the property done as part of an application for a license to breed animals, according Liam Hughes, director of the Maine Animal Welfare Program.
“During our inspection process we identified certain things that were deficient that she needed to correct. Unfortunately they weren’t corrected in an appropriate amount of time. And with the changing weather and how cold it was, it just was not safe for the animals to stay here,” Hughes said.
By mid-afternoon Tuesday, there were only a few horses left roaming the snow-covered meadows of the Coldbrook Road farm.
Hughes said agents were attempting to place the seized animals in foster homes.
The name of the farm’s owner was not readily available Tuesday afternoon.