Nearly 1,000 small animals seized from truck trailer in California

Posted at 8:33 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 08:33:34-04

Humane officials in Fresno, California have been left with nearly 1,000 small animals after California authorities seized them from a truck trailer.

The Fresno Bee reports that 955 animals were found in the trailer. Authorities say 18 animals were found dead from the heat, and 10 more have died since being rescued. They say the truck's interior temperature was 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

Humane officers say they know who the suspect is and believe the person was going to sell the animals at a convention this weekend.

Some of the animals rescued include ducklings, roosters, pigeons, doves, cockatiels, parakeets and more.