Town of Westport to take legal action against tenant farm

By: News Staff

WESTPORT, M.A. – The town of Westport will take legal action against the owner of the farm where more than a thousand animals were found living in squalor earlier this year.

The building Commissioner, the Board of Health and the Animal Inspector filed for an injunction against Richard Medeiros in Bristol County Superior Court  on Wednesday

If the court order is granted, Medeiros would have to demolish the buildings that have been condemned on his property, and would be banned from allowing animals to live in those buildings in the interim.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday.