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Nearly 200 Neglected Animals Found At Suffield Farm

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A state investigation in January uncovered severe neglect of chickens, cows and dogs at a family farm in Suffield, Connecticut. Now the state wants to take custody of the nearly 200 farm animals, and nurse them back to health. 

Connecticut could soon be the guardians of 18 cows, 137 chickens, 33 ducks and six Great Pyrenees dogs. 

The animals are not in great shape. They’re very skinny, filthy and have untreated wounds and infections.

A veterinarian alerted the state to the farm’s conditions when a cow that birthed a calf couldn’t even stand, let alone produce milk. 

The farm’s owner, Rachel Kornstein of Manchester, would have to provide daily compensation to the state Department of Agriculture for the temporary care of the animals, under the custody order.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.