NORWAY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Over 80 goats of all ages were surrendered in an animal cruelty case out of Norway in Herkimer County. Lorraine Rose, 60, faces charges.

On Tuesday, police responded to a property on Military Road in Norway to aid an animal cruelty officer regarding animal hoarding and abuse. Police say a search of the property found several goats, donkeys, and cows in grave condition resulting from poor care.

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Police say Rose, who lives in an unknown structure on the property, attempted to care for the animals but became overwhelmed. As a result, over 80 goats were voluntarily surrendered to the Pause 4 All Paws Animal Rescue.


  • New York State Agriculture Market Laws- overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals (five counts)
  • Failure to provide sustenance

Police say this investigation is ongoing.