During an animal seizure, 28 dead alpacas were found on a farm south of Gosport, according to a press release from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office. The news release was posted Tuesday but has a date from Monday.
Here is the text of the press release:
“For Immediate Release
On 01/31/2022, Deputies with the Owen County Sheriff’s Office served an order to seize animals at SuPaca Farms located on North County Line Road East south of Gosport. The order was issued by Owen Circuit Court 1 following an investigation by Owen County Deputies into the neglect of animals at the property on Friday, January 28th. During the investigation Deputies were accompanied by the Indiana State Veterinary Office who assessed the condition of the animals. After the State Veterinary Office determined the animals on the property were in poor health, lacking food and water, and were severely malnourished, deputies applied for and were granted the order to seize the animals with the assistance of the Owen County Humane Society. 7 Alpacas, 3 Llamas, 9 dogs, 3 chickens, and 2 horses were seized from the property and transported by the Owen County Humane Society to receive medical care and temporary placement. 28 deceased Alpacas were located on the property.
This investigation is ongoing and police reports will be submitted to the Owen County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of any potential criminal charges.”