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Camel among animals seized from Indianapolis site

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A judge has ordered that a young camel be taken from an owner who was keeping it and several other animals at a property in Indianapolis.

The Marion County judge ruled livestock isnít allowed in the area on the cityís east side. Animal control officers reported four miniature donkeys, two horses, four sheep and three pygmy goats among other animals seized from the property.

Animal control official Dawn Contos tells The Indianapolis Star that the camel is likely the most exotic creature thatís been in the agencyís shelter. The camel stands about 5 feet tall at the hump, but Contos says she didnít know the camelís age or how the owner obtained it.

WISH-TV reports the agency has found rescue sanctuaries to take all the animals except for the horses.


Posted 4/10/2014