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Seized Trade Center pets now at Texas Zoo

Posted at 5:08 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 18:10:26-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Four hundred parakeets and ten rabbits are now being treated over at The Texas Zoo.

The non-profit animal group posted a photo of the facility receiving the animals in Victoria, Texas, Wednesday afternoon.

The post states, "All the animals are doing very well and are currently in quarantine."

The Texas Zoo statement continued they are going to provide updates on the progress of all of the animals.

A representative with the non-profit confirmed the pets were rescued at the end of July from a pet owner who was accused of not caring for the animals.
It was back at the end of July, officers with the Animal Care Services department raided the Pets and More Plus inside the Corpus Christi Trade Center.

Lieutenant Michael Pena, with the Corpus Christi police department, the raid was executed after receiving a bunch of complaints. Complaints included the animals were overcrowded to a dead rabbit in a cage.

The owner, Arslan Ijaz, was ordered to pay more than $33,000. The fine covered the city's cost of caring for the seized animals.