Animal sanctuary loses pets after USDA violations

Noah's Park Retreat on Maple Avenue in Goshen was issued multiple USDA violations in May and stripped of its license to exhibit animals to the public, after Rocko the Wallaby escaped from his pen and remains missing.

Blaise Gomez

Sep 16, 2022, 4:41 PM

Updated 620 days ago

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Dozens of farm animals and pets were seized Sunday from an animal retreat in Orange County after a wallaby escaped earlier this year and is presumed dead.
Noah's Park Retreat on Maple Avenue in Goshen was issued multiple USDA violations in May and stripped of its license to exhibit animals to the public, after Rocko the Wallaby escaped from his pen and remains missing.
The retreat was cited for multiple problems with animal enclosures and inadequate fencing.
The owners released a statement on Facebook Wednesday saying they're being falsely accused of animal abuse and that losing their animals is like "losing their children."
New 12 reached out to Noah’s Park Retreat for further comment but did not hear back.
Orange County Humane Law Enforcement seized to the animals. 
They are currently in the care of Pets Alive and will not be rehomed until the court case is complete, according to the Hudson Valley SPCA.


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