Animal Cruelty Charges Pending After Pigs Die in Jefferson County

WINSLOW TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say an animal cruelty investigation is underway in Jefferson County after three pigs were rescued from poor living conditions. One of the rescued pigs later died and other pigs were found to have died previously.

Around 10:51 a.m. on November 8, DuBois-based State Police were contacted to check the welfare of animals at a location on State Route 310 in Winslow Township.

Police say three pigs were then discovered in “undesirable living conditions,” and one of the pigs was found to have life-threatening injuries.

Police then located the owner of the animals, and the pigs were subsequently rescued and given medical attention.

However, according to police, one pig died as a result of injuries sustained prior to being rescued.

It was also found that to other pigs had died prior to police being contacted.

Police say charges are pending, and the case remains under investigation.

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