CRIME

More dead goats found at Connecticut farm whose operators face animal cruelty charges

In this Jan.19, 2015 photo, an animal stands in a shed on the grounds of Butterfield Farm Co., in Cornwall, Conn., where more than 70 dead animals have been found since the state Department of Agriculture seized 74 sickly goats from the property in January. Tara Bryson and Michael Hearl, both of West Suffield, face prosecution on animal cruelty charges in Bantam Superior Court in Litchfield. They are free on bond. (AP Photo/The Register Citizen, Amanda Webster) MANDATORY CREDIT.

In this Jan.19, 2015 photo, an animal stands in a shed on the grounds of Butterfield Farm Co., in Cornwall, Conn., where more than 70 dead animals have been found since the state Department of Agriculture seized 74 sickly goats from the property in January. Tara Bryson and Michael Hearl, both of West Suffield, face prosecution on animal cruelty charges in Bantam Superior Court in Litchfield. They are free on bond. (AP Photo/The Register Citizen, Amanda Webster) MANDATORY CREDIT.  (The Associated Press)

The melting snow has revealed the frozen carcasses of more than a dozen more dead goats at a Cornwall, Connecticut, farm whose operators have been charged with animal cruelty.

More than 70 dead animals have been found at the Butterfield Farm Co. since the state Department of Agriculture seized 74 sickly goats from the property in January.

Farm owner Buddy Hurlburt tells The Republican-American (http://bit.ly/1GGfsaD ) that carcasses have been turning up in "nooks and crannies" of the property.

Tara Bryson and Michael Hearl, both of West Suffield, are facing prosecution an animal cruelty charges in Bantam Superior Court in Litchfield. They are free on bond and have declined to comment.

The dozens of animals taken from the farm are now at a state animal rehabilitation facility in Niantic.

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