Several farm animals are in the care of a rescue league after they were removed from a Severn home Tuesday.
Four horses, five ponies, and three goats were found in poor health and promptly removed by Anne Arundel County Animal Control. A dead horse and two dead baby goats were removed from the same property on Upton Road in January. That same day, the owner signed three ponies over to Animal Control.
The owner was required to obtain medical treatment for the remaining animals, clear debris, mend broken fences, fix sanitation issues, and ensure proper shelter was available. Animal Control often visited the property to check on the welfare of the animals and noticed their condition had declined.
The animals are temporarily staying at the Days End Horse Farm and Rescue.
Police are working to identify the owners of the animals.