Town Judge issues ‘seize in place’ order at Farmersville farm

FARMERSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A town judge has issued a ‘seize in place’ order at a Farmersville farm where animals were seized earlier this week.

What this means is that the remaining animals at Painted Meadows Farm on Elton Road cannot be removed from the site and no new animals can be brought there either.

The animals still there are now in the care of the Cattaraugus County SPCA.

The SPCA took away four dogs from the custody of Donald and Bonnie George on Wednesday during a search of their farm.

“They didn’t have any shelter … they were soaked when we got here, and no licenses,” said SPCA of Cattaraugus County Investigator Cynthia Nupp.

About six hundred animals total were found at the farm, including chickens, ducks, sheep and horses.

The Georges were each charged with two counts of failure to provide sustenance after SPCA members and law enforcement officials observed the scene.

They were also suspended from the Elmwood Farmers Market.

Following the seizures, the SPCA asked local residents for help in providing food to the farm animals.

News 4 has learned that the Georges will face more charges, but it is not known when.

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