SORRENTO — Maine animal welfare investigators say they’ve removed dozens of animals from a farmer’s home where they allegedly lived in inhumane conditions.

A state spokesman said Thursday that veterinarians began evaluating the 14 sheep, 22 pigs and eight rats for malnutrition and other health problems after officials seized the animals. A phone number couldn’t be found for the animals’ owner, Marc Calcia, 51, of Sorrento. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Investigators have charged Calcia with animal cruelty. He was previously cited for animal cruelty, according to the spokesman.

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