More than 200 animals have been found in deplorable conditions at a home on Newtown Turnpike, Weston officials said.
According to Mark Harper with Weston Animal Control, snakes, birds, turtles and tortoises were all discovered. He said many were already dead by the time they arrived.
"I’ve never seen anything like this before in his life. It's indescribable," said Harper.
Officials said reports of a foul smell is what brought them to the two story shed. Police said the home’s owner is cooperating with their investigation. They believe the animals came from his former business, a pet store in New York that is now closed.
Rescue groups are assisting the animals that are still alive, but it is a difficult task. Harper said the animals are now evidence, so the organizations they go to will need to keep them.
"Who knows how things got out of control like this," Harper said. "It’s very sad."
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