SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Livestock found starving last fall in the East County mountains have been nursed back to health and are ready for new homes, the county Department of Animal Services announced Thursday.
The 11 llamas, 10 sheep, six horses, six cattle and five goats were seized Dec. 2 from 1840 Buckman Springs Road, and three people face trial on felony animal neglect charges in connection with the case, Animal Services Deputy Director John Carlson said.
Department officials said dead animals and a dying llama were found in the area a few days earlier, and an investigation led them to the property where the severely underweight livestock were seized.
"These animals have been through a traumatic event, they were neglected and starved for a significant time," Carlson said. "Our veterinary staff examined and treated the animals and they're now ready for new homes but they will need some tender loving care."
Raymond Wyatt, his wife, Nennette and Michael Darnell are scheduled for trial on May 14 at the El Cajon Courthouse, according to Carlson.
Prospective adoptees can view most of the animals at the county Shelter in Bonita, 5821 Sweetwater Road. Four sheep are being housed at the county Shelter in Carlsbad, 2481 Palomar Airport Road.
The goats and sheep are available for adoption on a first-come, first- served basis.
For the horses, cattle and llamas, applications available at shelters in Bonita, Carlsbad and San Diego will be accepted through Wednesday. Applicants will be screened by Animal Services officials, and winners should be notified by April 13.
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