LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home.

The Niagara Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2yfGGEE ) that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town of Lockport found hundreds of creatures inside, including 31 snakes, 30 quail, 13 rabbits, 10 cats, five ferrets, two parakeets and about 250 rats and mice.

The animals have been signed over to the local SPCA shelter. SPCA officials say the animals will be put up for adoption.


Information from: Niagara Gazette.