Neglected Animals Rescued from East Otto, NY Farm

The owner of the farm faces misdemeanor animal-cruelty and neglect charges following an SPCA raid.

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More than 60 neglected chickens, cows, and sheep have found a new home at New York’s Farm Sanctuary after being rescued from a nearby farm and slaughterhouse operation. Late last week, authorities raided the farm of Jay Williams, who reportedly supplies meat to local families, as part of an Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation. The most recent investigation of Williams’ farm, which began in March, revealed animals living in deplorable conditions, with many suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, and infection. This latest incident marks Williams’ third time facing animal cruelty charges—the 60-year-old finished serving a 180-day sentence for a prior conviction last year. While the rescued animals are expected to make a full recovery, officials involved in the case are working to bar Williams from ever purchasing animals again.

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