More than 600 birds were removed from a Columbus, Ohio, house Tuesday after reports of animal neglect, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The birds were living in extremely overcrowded conditions in the home, leading to a complaint from the public about living conditions.
The animal welfare organization Columbus Humane told WCMH-TV that its agents were at the home a few days before the raid to check on the animals and the woman who lives there would not let them inside.
Birds removed from the home under a search warrant included parakeets, cockatiels, finches, macaws and cockatoos, the ASPCA said.
The birds, some of which have medical conditions, were relocated to a temporary shelter while custody of the animals is decided by the courts.
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