20 animals confiscated from east side property

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Twenty animals, including a young camel and a peacock, were confiscated from an east side property after authorities say they received a call from people concerned for the animals’ welfare.

According to authorities, Animal Care and Control received the concerned call on March 17 about the well-being of two donkeys who were living in an area in the 6900 block of East Washington Street.

A warrant was issued at the time to confiscate the donkeys. Investigators found a harness embedded in one of them.

A court date was set for Tuesday, April 8, where a judge ruled that all animals needed go to Animal Care and Control because the owner didn’t have enough land to sustain all of them. It was also determined the area is not zoned for agriculture.

The animals confiscated include:

  • 4 mini donkeys
  • 2 horses
  • 1 camel
  • 3 pygmy goats
  • 3 sheep
  • 1 lamb
  • 1 peacock
  • 2 roosters
  • 2 hens
  • 1 bunny

Animal Care and Control officials say they found rescue sanctuaries to take all of the animals except for the horses. Officials said Wednesday night they were working to finalize plans for a new home for the horses.

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