California police find hundreds of animals during arrest
August 4, 2017
MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — Police in California stumbled across a trash-strewn industrial building crammed with more than 1,000 snakes, parrots, chickens and other animals — many of them dead — when they arrived to serve an arrest warrant on a man who rented the property.
The surviving animals were being examined and sheltered Friday by the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA.
Police originally arrived at the industrial building in Montclair, 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, to make an arrest unrelated to the animals. They had asked humane society workers to accompany the...