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Animal welfare investigated at Mt. Pleasant farm

Jeff Himler
| Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Humane police officers work at the scene of a farm property on Weinman Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Humane police officers work at the scene of a farm property on Weinman Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township.
Animal handlers care for horses located at a property on Weinman Road  on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Animal handlers care for horses located at a property on Weinman Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township.
Animal handlers care for horses located at a property on Weinman Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Animal handlers care for horses located at a property on Weinman Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township.

Animal handlers assess and care for horses outside a barn on Weinman Road on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant Township, where investigators with the state police and Animal Friends of Westmoreland County found three horses, a goat, cats and kittens living with no food or water, according to news partner WPXI-TV. The property owner is expected to be charged with neglect, but the animals weren’t removed from the site and will be checked on regularly by humane officers, with the hope they will make a full recovery, the station reported.

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