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Sheriff: 75 malnourished animals found at N Carolina home

August 22, 2018

COLUMBIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested after authorities say they found 75 malnourished animals in her backyard.

The Virginian-Pilot reports 39-year-old Christy L. Edwards, of Columbia, is charged with animal cruelty. Tyrrell County Sheriff Darryl Liverman says deputies visited the property Friday and Saturday after receiving a tip.

He says they found animals including chickens, donkeys, horses, goats, a pig and a turkey without food or water. He says that “when you see a pig with his ribs showing, that’s pretty bad.”

Liverman says the animals have since been checked by a veterinarian and taken to a Currituck County farm.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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