Officials with Metro Animal Care and Control rescued 368 birds and small animals over the weekend as part of an ongoing animal hoarding investigation, authorities said Monday. After receiving a complaint from neighbors on March 29th, animal control staff did interviews and investigated regarding inappropriate care and conditions of the animals.
The animals were at an overcrowded property in a residential subdivision off of Murfreesboro Pike on Saturday, according to information from Metro Public Health Department.
The owner of the animals relinquished ownership of the animals to the shelter. It was not immediately known if the animals' owner was arrested in connection to the incident.
The shelter is providing handling, sheltering, transportation, medical attention and food for these animals until they can be adopted, Todd said.