Abandoned animals found dead, in critical condition on southern Ontario farm: police

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Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after multiple animals, including calves and piglets, were found abandoned on a farm in Haldimand County in southern Ontario.

According to a news release from the OPP, there were around 40 calves, two piglets and a turkey abandoned on the property. Two of the calves had died, and police said the rest of the animals were in critical condition.

Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) was called to the scene to remove the livestock. Officials said they will be investigating possible animal cruelty.

The PAWS Act, which came into effect in January 2020, was designed to hold livestock producers accountable and responsible for animal care in Ontario, according to the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.