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13 horses, 400 pigeons and more removed from Las Vegas home

Neighbors surprised animals seized
Posted: 3:35 PM, Jan 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-23 16:44:17Z
Horses removed from home near Cheyenne, Lamb

UPDATE 5:30 P.M. JAN 22: Some neighbors told 13 Action News Monday they were surprised about the animals being seized. 

"All the neighbors here have horses and goats. We see that all the time," said Jesus Lule. "And we've seen the pigeons but it wasn't that bad."

Las Vegas police are looking into the horses' condition and deciding what charges the homeowners may face. They say if the homeowners are charged, the horses would be adopted out.

UPDATE: 6:39 P.M. JAN. 21: Las Vegas police say that 13 horses, 150 roosters and hens, 400 pigeons, two guinea pigs, and four turtles were confiscated from the home.

Officials confirm that the animals were living in deplorable conditions. Charges are expected to be filed against the owner of the home. 

ORIGINAL STORY 

Las Vegas police and Animal Control are at the scene of a possible animal hoarding situation at a home near Cheyenne Avenue and Lamb Boulevard. 

Red Rock Search and Rescue is also at the scene to assist in the removal of animals.

So far at least six horses have been seized. While some horses seemed to be healthy, others appeared to be distressed and neglected with matted fur and broken hooves.

13 Action News also watched as about 100 roosters were taken away in carriers.

Neighbors say this all started when a horse escaped from the home around 6 a.m. Sunday. When police and animal control arrived, they began investigating the house and eventually started seizing animals.