WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- More than 60 abused animals are being cared for in Watkins Glen following recent rescues at three different Western New York farms.
This video was shot and provided by rescuers from the Farm Sanctuary, where many of the animals were taken. They joined agents with the Cattaraugus County SPCA to remove several malnourished sheep, lambs, horses, cows and chickens, along with a rabbit and a goat from two separate farms in Otto and East Otto this week. They also saved a dog from a home in Hinsdale.
"So it's heart wrenching because on two different occasions, we went there, no food and water and you wonder how long can they last like that and if you walked into the he sheep barn, where the sheep were, they were screaming so loud, you couldn't, it was deafening," said Cattaraugus County SPCA President Kelly Chaffee.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's office reports the owners of the two farms have not been arrested, but charges are expected.