Starving Animals Discovered in Campo

Officials found underweight horses, goats, sheep and cattle suffering medical ailments

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Dec 2, 2011  |  Updated 4:23 PM PDT
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Nearly 60 animals were found neglected at a ranch in Campo Friday morning, according to animal services.

Officials found underweight horses, goats, sheep and cattle suffering medical ailments on the located 1900 block of Buckman Springs Road.

Owners of the ranch Nennette and Raymond Wyatt along with their employee, Michael Darnell, were questioned.

Animal services began inspecting after an incident occurred on Nov. 9, when nine dead goats were found abandoned on the side of the road near the Wyatt property. One llama, barely alive, was among the deceased goats.

The incident prompted animal services to find the origin of the goats, which led them to the Wyatt ranch. The investigation of the property revealed that some of the 68 animals on site were starving, and all were underweight.

The animals were taken to a county shelter in Bonita. Veterinarians will examine them and determine their medical needs.

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