More than 400 animals were seized from a Long Island home after animal crime unit officers searched it Tuesday morning.
About 270 birds and 130 turtles were being removed from the Bellmore home on Ocean Avenue, according to ABC7.
There were also skunks, rabbits and chinchillas living inside the house, the report said.
Nassau County SPCA spokesman Gary Rogers told the station that officers found animals living in unsanitary conditions on the property.
"It was animals living in filthy water," he said. "They didn't have the proper food and water, and they were living without a wholesome supply of healthy fresh air."
Four people—two adults and their two adult children—are under investigation, according to CBS News
“People make choices where to live, these animals had no choice,” Rogers told CBS.