100 Snakes, Lots of Rats, 2 Mini Pigs Seized from NY Home

WILSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a New York home where dozens of creatures were found dead.

Officials with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Niagara County say they obtained a warrant Tuesday after getting a tip that animals were living in deplorable conditions at a home in Wilson, north of Buffalo.

SPCA investigators say snakes, birds, rats and mini pigs were found inside the home, plus 15 cats kept in an enclosure in the back. The snakes were kept in small boxes.

Officials say dozens of other snakes and birds had died inside the home.

The homeowners face animal cruelty charges and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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