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The following is a local update for all those involved in agriculture.
Many of you are probably already aware of attempts and/or completed attempts concerning animal rescue. All farmers in the area need to be aware and stay alert of suspicious activity related to these incidents.
Individuals typically arrive by vehicle and attempt to do surveillance of the farm. The intent of the surveillance is to gather information for a potential "rescue" of farm animals.
Sheriff Filicetti stated, "any illegal action taken by these individuals will be treated as criminal activity. The entering of private property, entering of buildings or stealing of livestock is a crime. Law enforcement in Niagara County will be vigilant for any of this activity and take appropriate action if a crime is committed. I stand with our farmers and the protection of their property."
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office issued these tips:
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Last updated May 9, 2023