MONTCLAIR, CA (KTLA/CNN) - Authorities found more than 1,000 dead animals in an industrial complex in Montclair, located near Los Angeles, on Friday. Birds, fish and reptiles were among the dead animals.
According to the Humane Society, 2,000 live chickens, parakeets and dozens of fish were rescued from the warehouse. Officials say the warehouse was covered in feces and filled with trash.
The owner of the birds was arrested on unrelated offenses earlier in the week, and now faces felony animal cruelty charges. That person's name has not been released.
There was a huge response to the site where the deceased and ailing animals were located, KTLA reported. Rescue teams took many animals away for treatment.
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