BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Authorities have seized more than a dozen animals from a rescue farm over concerns that some of them may be sick.

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told The (Allentown) Morning Call that there were “concerns of lack of veterinary care and untreated medical conditions at the Heaven on Earth farm in Bethlehem.

SPCA workers and police were at the farm Wednesday afternoon to take the goats, calves, a pig, dogs and cats. Officials say some of the animals were given immediate medical care, but further details were not disclosed.

Farm owner Jahjah Melhem declined to comment.

The animal seizure comes several months after numerous visitors to the farm came down with a stomach bug, which health officials linked back to the rescue farm.


Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com