Exotic birds from hoarding case may be adopted out of state

Officers remove one of 8 large birds found inside a home. Sixty-five animals in all were taken from the residence and put in Metro Animal Shelter. (Brendan Lachance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper City Manager Carter Napier says that about 6-8 “exotic birds” rescued from what police official called an “extreme hoarding” case are still at the Metro Animal Shelter.

Napier told the Casper City Council during their Tuesday, Aug. 8 pre-meeting that an agreement is being worked out with an a non-profit, out of state organization to adopt the remaining birds.

He said that the agreement is still being finalized, so he was not prepared to share the name of the organization, but said that the organization was reputable and capable of caring for the animals.

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Two of the birds have been identified as carrying a virus, but Napier said the city thinks that the birds may have contracted the virus prior to coming into Metro’s care.

“We don’t believe it is a virus they have picked up since our collection of the animals,” Napier said.

Nevertheless, he said that the city has an obligation to treat those birds.

“They are definitely being cared for very well,” he said.

Napier said that the city would announce the name of the organization planning to adopt the birds once that agreement is finalized, likely in the next week or two.