More than 200 animals found living in deplorable conditions on a property in the Redlands were rescued Thursday, Miami-Dade Police officials said.
Investigators who responded to the five-acre property on Southwest 182nd Avenue found farm animals confined in inadequate conditions and lacking proper shelter, food and water, officials said. Photos released by police showed several unkempt animals, some drinking out of filthy containers.
The animals were seized and placed in the care of the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and will be checked out by veterinarians. The animals seized included horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, alpacas, sheep, goats, emus, turkeys, geese, ducks, and chickens.
The SFSPCA said it's the largest variety of animals they've rescued in a single case in their 26-year history.
Investigators have removed 19 animals from the same property on previous occasions. One of the animals died and four had to be euthanized by veterinarians, officials said.
The investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.