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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Two of the 11 horses rescued from a farm outside of Vergas. Six other horses were found dead. Criminal charges are pending against the owners.

11 horses, three llamas rescued from Vergas farm

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Inhumane conditions resulted in law enforcement seizing 11 horses and three llamas from a farm six miles southeast of Vergas last week. An additional six horses were found dead on arrival. One of the rescued llamas, a baby, later died at the rescue ranch from complications with septicemia, probably due to a lack of colostrum, which is found in a healthy mother’s breast milk. Criminal charges are pending against the owners of the farm, Bill and Penny Fick.


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