Starving alpacas recovering at OSU veterinary college

This Feb. 10, 2014 photo provided by Oregon State University shows some starving alpacas being cared for at OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in Corvallis, Ore., after being seized from a breeding ranch by Polk County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say about 175 alpacas were seized from owners Robert and Jocelyn Silver, who also face animal neglect charges. (AP Photo/Oregon State University, Larry Pribyl)
This Feb. 10, 2014 photo provided by Oregon State University shows some starving alpacas being cared for at OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in Corvallis, Ore., after being seized from a breeding ranch by Polk County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say about 175 alpacas were seized from owners Robert and Jocelyn Silver, who also face animal neglect charges. (AP Photo/Oregon State University, Larry Pribyl)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A herd of 175 starving alpacas that was rescued in December from a Polk County ranch is recovering at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

The university says they have regained strength and many have been adopted.

Two of the impounded animals died. The Statesman Journal reports the owners who lost control of the herd at the ranch in Falls City are scheduled for a pre-trial conference Monday on animal neglect charges.

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