LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A huge animal cruelty bust took place in southern New Mexico after Dona Ana county deputies seized 100 animals.
Authorities searched the property south of Las Cruces and found eight goats, nine dogs, two cats, 16 ducks, a chicken, a rooster and nearly 70 pigs and piglets.
It took about 13 hours to collect the animals from the one-acre area. Authorities say the owner didn’t have permits for the animals.
They are now in the care of local vets.