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Hundreds of animals, including goats, horses, emus, rescued from Virginia farm

Goats, horses, emus, sheep, rabbits, turkeys, peacocks, ducks, an cats are just some of the animals that were rescued (Photo: Louisa County Sheriff's Office)

LOUISA Co., Va. (WSET) -- Hundreds of different animals were seized from a home in Louisa County Wednesday, according to the sheriff's office.

Police said officers were called to the home on West Old Mountain Road for goats in the roadway.

An Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the home and when they went to put the goats back inside, they located several more animals that were in distress, and some were dead.

A veterinarian then responded to the scene and suggested that some of the animals would have to be euthanized and the rest of the animals would need to be removed.

Additional officers and volunteers from Louisa's Community Animal Response Team were called out to assist in rescuing hundreds of animals.

Goats, horses, emus, sheep, rabbits, turkeys, peacocks, ducks, an cats are just some of the animals that were rescued.

They are being housed at the Louisa Fireman's Fairgrounds until officials can find more suitable arrangements.

If you would like to assist, please contact Louisa CART, the animal shelter, or the ACO division of the Sheriff's Office.

Officials said charges are pending against the owner who doesn't live on the property.

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