Almost 2000 animals found in Montclair commercial building, many dead

An animal cruelty investigation was underway at a commercial complex in Montclair where 1,000 dead animals were found on Aug. 4 2017

"Thousands of chickens, domesticated birds, reptiles, fish, dead animals, feces, urine, no ventilation".

"Between 1,000 and 2,000 chicks and chickens as well as 100 exotic birds were being kept in appalling conditions", it said.

The rescued animals will be relocated.

The animals discovered included chickens, parakeets, lovebirds, and dozens of exotic fish.

Officers arrived to the scene in Montclair, near Los Angeles, where they performed a search warrant for a separate matter involving the tenant.

Minook said that a person, who had been arrested earlier in the week on unrelated charges from another jurisdiction and was in jail, was suspected of living illegally in the warehouse.

Almost 2,000 live chickens, parakeets and other birds, including some exotic species, were rescued from the warehouse, as were dozens of fish, according to the Inland Humane Society. His name has not been released.

The surviving animals were being examined and sheltered Friday by the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA.

The IVHS said that they've taken in some of the birds that were found alive, and that their availability for adoption is pending an investigation.

Peggy King, who works in the same complex as an office manager for a different company unrelated to the owner of the exotic animals, spoke with reporters.

"It's sad. You're kind of relieved ..."

Montclair police, the Department of Health, the Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals all assisting in the animal cruelty investigation, authorities said.

The scene called for an immediate response as the animals that were still alive needed to be taken somewhere so they'd get food, water, and ventilation.

No additional details were immediately available.

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