Over 200 animals rescued as part of animal cruelty investigation

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Officials in Miami-Dade County rescued over 200 animals on Thursday as part of a criminal investigation into animal cruelty. 

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, a search warrant was executed on approximately five acres of land in the Redlands, located at 26700 Southwest 182 Avenue.

According to investigators, farm animals were being confined in inadequate conditions, lacking proper shelter, food and water.

The animals were temporarily seized and will be in the care of the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, pending an evaluation by veterinarians.

Horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, alpacas, sheep, goats, emus, turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens were among the animals seized from the property.

Police said 19 animals had previously been seized from the property.

One of the animals died and four had to be euthanized by veterinarians. 

The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.

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