NewsLocal News

Actions

Veterinarians checking health on the hundreds of animals seized from pet store

Posted at 10:59 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 23:59:14-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Hundreds of exotic animals were seized from a pet store inside the Corpus Christi Trade Center on Friday. That includes nearly 350 parakeets, 10 rabbits, a number of lizards and a hedgehog.
Read more: Pet store animals inside Trade Center seized by City
The animals are currently being cared for at Animal Care Services and a local rescue clinic that volunteered to help.
Several veterinarians are working to check out every animal after they were removed from Pets and More Plus inside the Trade Center. Corpus Christi Animal Care Services said several complaints were made against the store regarding the living conditions of the animals.
ACS officers made recommendations to the store owner after finding several violations including overcrowding and empty food and water bowls. On Friday, officers took the animals after they found the store owner failed to comply with their recommendations.
The owner of the store could face animal cruelty charges.