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MONTCLAIR, CALIFORNIA (ALBOENEWS) — Friday morning, local authorities were called an industrial complex in Montclair, California, only to find thousands of animals in terrible conditions, and about 1,000 already dead.

The animals consisted of birds, fish, and reptiles. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Montclair Police Department Sgt. John Minook described the scene as “probably the worst I’ve seen in my career.” The owner of the animals was arrested earlier in the week on unrelated charges, but will now face animal cruelty charges on a felony level.

According to KTLA5, the surviving animals will be taken care of by the Humane Society and SCPA.

Photo courtesy of KTLA5 in Los Angeles.

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