136 Exotic Birds in Awful Conditions Rescued
Officials in Portland, Oregon have recovered 136 exotic birds that had been kept in a state of extreme neglect, and have charged their owner. Many of the birds were in critical health after being kept in a mill that also housed cats, chickens and horses. Rescuers also found seven dead exotic birds in the freezer, and one African Grey parrot that was dying from starvation and had to be put on oxygen immediately, officials said. Reports come of “Filthy enclosures, putrid water and inedible food in every cage” with officials saying, “These are terrible, inhumane conditions”.
Many had substantial feather loss and obvious signs of illness, according to veterinarians who examined the animals. Rescuers took the birds to an emergency shelter set up at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville.