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As It Is - Nearly 700 Sick Animals Rescued From Shelter

来源:慢速英语   时间:2016-02-03 08:02:16

Nearly 700 animals in North Carolina are safe after being rescued from a shelter.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) saved dogs, cats, horses and pigs from awful living conditions.

The ASPCA spokesperson says the animals were dirty, sick, thirsty and hungry.

The shelter was supposed to help and care for the animals. But many of the animals were sick and neglected.

The state and local sheriff’s office investigated the shelter after people complained. They said the animals they adopted were sick and not cared for.

The ASPCA says it the largest rescue in the history of the organization.

Police arrested the owners of the shelter on charges of animal cruelty.

The ASPCA is taking care of the animals in a large warehouse. Ten animal doctors are helping.

The animals are part of a crime investigation, so they will be held as evidence until North Carolina decides what to do with them.

I’m Dan Friedell.

Words in This Story

awful – adj. extremely bad or unpleasant

thirsty – adj. needing water

cruelty – n. actions that cause suffering

neglect – v.  to fail to take care of or to give attention to (someone or something)