Police: Thousands of Minks Released After Holes Cut in Pennsylvania Fur Farm Fence
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) State police say thousands of minks were released from a central Pennsylvania fur farm by one or more people who cut holes in the fence surrounding the farm.
Police in the Stonington barracks in Northumberland County said Monday that troopers were called to the Richard H. Stahl Sons Inc. farm in Rockefeller Township outside of Sunbury shortly after noon Sunday.
Troopers were told that sometime during the early morning hours Sunday, holes had been cut in the farm's fence and about 6,000 to 8,000 minks were released from their pens. Police said numerous state agencies and farm staff are trying to recover the animals.
The Sunbury Animal Hospital posted a notice on its Facebook page Monday morning saying, There are mink all over the area surrounding the animal hospital."