METHUEN (CBS) — Some very uncommon cattle native to Ireland are going up for adoption in Massachusetts because of an animal cruelty case.
Shannon Rice-Nichols, of Hadley, is dealing with 35 counts of felony animal cruelty expenses. The MSPCA says legislation enforcement confirmed up at an Amherst property and located animals “in very serious trouble” again on March 14. A cow and two goats that had been struggling needed to be euthanized on the scene.
A veterinarian decided that the animals had been “severely neglected and malnourished” and affected by parasites, based on the MSPCA. They had been delivered to Nevins Farm in Methuen, the place a crew has been working to deliver them again to good well being.
There are 22 goats, a Holstein cow and eight “Kerry” cattle obtainable for adoption. Kerry cattle are an “extremely rare” and critically endangered breed of cows descended from Ireland.
NEW: Eight critically endangered Kerry cattle at the moment are at Nevins Farm, and we’re in search of adopters to take one (or some) dwelling! Watch this area for particulars. pic.twitter.com/wUc6JlCORy
— MSPCA-Angell (@MspcaAngell) April 25, 2022
“We are working closely with the American Kerry Cattle Association now to help identify an adopter to ensure these individual animals will be well cared for and to aid in the preservation of this majestic breed,” MSPCA adoption applications director Mike Keiley stated in an announcement. “We’re excited that the work we have done to protect and care for these animals may also prevent this breed of cattle from going extinct.”
Anyone curious about adopting the animals can go to mspca.org/nevinsadopt.