Colorado

Jan 21, 2010 9:23 AM by Associated Press

Exotic birds seized from condemned Pueblo home

Dozens of exotic birds are being nursed to health after animal control officers found them in a condemned Pueblo home without heat.

Authorities went to the house Tuesday after neighbors said they thought about five birds were in the condemned home belonging to an elderly man. Inside the house with no heat and no water, officials found 45 macaw parrots, about 150 pigeons and some dogs and cats. Two of the macaws died overnight before animal control officials could remove the exotic birds Wednesday.

The exotic birds were seized and sent to a veterinarian, with the rest of the animals still with the owner. He has not been named or charged.

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