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Cross State Stable owners' farm animals and pets available for adoption

Patches has found a home.
Patches has found a home.
Prince William County Animal Control

Prince William County Animal Control now have rabbits, sheep, and a bull calf available for adoption to qualified homes. The animals are just a few of the 59 animals recently seized from the Cross State Stable farm of Larry Sams in Bristol, Va. reported the Washington Post.

With one observer calling the place a "hell hole for animals," many of the animals are still being cared for at the Prince William County Animal Control.

Read more of the story of the seizure by clicking here.

The owners of the farm, Larry Sams and his daughter Carolyn Sams also sold farm animals for ritualistic sacrifices. They face charges of unsanitary conditions and the improper disposal of dead animals.

Although Sams and his daughter deny all allegations of animal cruelty and neglect, Kim Chinn, a police officer who helped to transport a horse named Chloe out of the Sams' farm at the time of the animal seizure stated:

“I transported her that night with an oozing wound on her side. . . . She couldn’t graze because her neck was all full of infection. She was bald in patches too.

Three weeks later, Chloe looks beautiful. At this time neither the horses nor the dogs are available for adoption.

If interested in adopting any of the animals, please contact the animal shelter. More information can be found by clicking here. Please contact the Shelter at 703-792-6465 or send an email to

Donations to help with the medical and rehabilitation of these beautiful animals would be greatly appreciated. Please click here for more information.

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