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Horses, birds seized in northwest Vegas animal cruelty case

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Dozens of horses and birds were seized Thursday from a northwest Las Vegas property as part of animal cruelty investigation.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the department's Animal Cruelty Unit was called to assist in an investigation in the 1800 block of Fairhaven Street, near Decatur and Lake Mead boulevards. Clark County's animal control and code enforcement agencies were already on scene for a separate call.

Police said the county animal and code enforcement specialists encountered conditions consistent with animal cruelty. Metro's detectives further found conditions at the property to likely cause sickness, injury or death.

In all, 21 horses and 43 fowl were taken from the property and turned over to the Lied Animal Foundation.

There were no immediate arrests at the time of the call. Police believe some of the animals belong to people other than the property owner.

Police urged anyone who has information on the case to contact Metro's Animal Cruelty Unit at 702-828-3307. People can also submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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