18 horses relocated amid animal cruelty investigation in Alford

Eighteen horses were relocated amid an animal cruelty investigation in Alford, according to MSPCA-Angell.

According to the animal protection organization, five trailers were called in as part of the “largest single surrender of horses in at least the last five years.”

According to MSPCA-Angell, several of the horses were ill and need to be quarantined. The operation was made even more difficult because it came during a time of year when resources are depleted from caring for thousands of animals in the past year.

“We’re in urgent need of donations at a time of year when the animals need it most,” said MSPCA director Mike Keiley.

Despite the difficulties faced, MSPCA said the relocating process was “one of the fastest repositioning of large animals in Nevin Farms history” and that they have already been able to find homes for 10 other resident horses.

Anyone who wishes to help the horses can donate to the cause at mspca.org/alford.

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