State Removes 44 Animals From Farmer's Home, Citing Condition

Dec 8, 2017

SORRENTO, Maine - Maine animal welfare investigators say they've removed dozens of animals from a farmer's home for allegedly inhumane living conditions.
 
A state spokesman said Thursday that veterinarians are evaluating the 14 sheep, 22 pigs and eight rats for malnutrition and other health problems after officials seized the animals. A phone number couldn't be found for the animals' owner, 51-year-old Marc Calcia, of Sorrento. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.
 
Investigators have issued a summons to Calcia on animal cruelty charges. He was previously cited for animal cruelty charges, according to the spokesman.