Ingham County Animal Control confiscated 27 birds from Lansing residences
LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – 27 birds living in unsafe conditions were confiscated from two homes in Lansing on Tuesday.
Ingham County Animal Control (ICAC) told News 10 they had executed a warrant on two properties on the 200 block of Holmes Street in Lansing. They say the birds lived in inadequate and unsanitary conditions. A charge will be filed with the Ingham County Prosecutor for inadequate care for 25 or more animals in a criminal offense.
“We have seized a combination of chickens and roosters on both lots,” said Dan Verhoughstraete, deputy director of ICAC. “The birds were in small, unkempt cages, loose in the house or in the small outdoor area with very little space to run around. None of them are suitable environments for these animals. “
ICAC reports that they took 16 birds from one residence and 11 from another. When the case is investigated, the birds will go to a shelter where they will be adequately cared for.
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