Pets

Snakes, rats, birds removed from NY home

15 cats also found, officials say

Snakes, rats, birds and two miniature pigs were seized from a home in Niagara County, New York, officials said.

Officials received a tip that animals were living in deplorable conditions at a residence in Wilson, New York, The Associated Press reported.

A warrant was obtained Dec. 6 by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigators, who said they found hundreds of snakes, birds, rats and the miniature pigs inside the home, while 15 cats were being kept in an enclosure in the back, according to the AP.

Investigators also found dead birds and snakes in the residence, the AP reported.

The homeowners face charges of animal cruelty and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the AP.


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