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Animal cruelty unit rescues endangered horses, birds

Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 02:45:57-04
UPDATE: Police make a grim discovery after dozens of animals were abused.
Detectives rescued horses and chickens from a home on Fairhaven Street. Police say some of the animals were in danger of dying. 
Investigators say the creatures lived in conditions so awful they were in danger of getting sick, injured or dying.
13 Action News knocked on the door of the home connected to the corral. No one answered.
But we did see a citation on the door, accusing the owner of illegal, unsafe and unsightly maintenance of the property. The citation also lists overgrown vegetation and weeds along with illegal boarding stalls, corrals and pens.
The horses and chickens are now safe in the hands of the Animal Foundation.
Police would not give out the name of the property owner. They have not arrested anyone.
Detectives believe some of the animals belong to people other than the property owner.
Police urge you to contact the Animal Foundation if you housed any animals at the corral.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police rescued some animals in need on Oct. 20.
Detectives were requested to assist Clark County Animal Control and Clark County Code Enforcement at a residence in the 1800 block of Fairhaven Street, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Vegas Drive.
During the course of a separate investigation, code enforcement and animal control officers encountered several dozen horses and birds housed in conditions which would constitute animal cruelty.
Police say the animals were living in conditions which were likely to cause sickness, injury, or death.
21 horses and 43 fowl were removed from the property.
These animals were turned over to the Lied Animal Foundation for examination and care.
No arrests have been made. Detectives believe several of the animals belong to people other than the property owner.
Anyone who believes their animals may have been housed at this location are asked to contact the Animal Foundation.