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Deputies: House had at least 70 rabbits, 50 birds

More than 70 rabbits and about 50 birds were being removed from a Pinellas County home by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Many of the animals were being kept in small kennels in the back yard of a home at 4650 68th St. N, sheriff's deputies said. Pinellas County property records indicate the home is owned by Sevdo and Desa Aslanovich.

The SPCA found a few cats in the residence as well, but "nothing extraordinary," Communications Director Megan Trethewey said. Among the 50 birds are a mix of pheasants, pigeons and Chukar partridges.

Officers had been helping the SPCA remove animals since around 9 this morning and were expected to finish this afternoon.

A Pinellas Country Sheriff's Officer asks to speak with Sevdo Aslanovich, while SPCA investigators began removing more than 70 rabbits and at least 65 birds from his backyard.  A code violation complaint led investigators to the home about a month ago, and after multiple visits since and no change in the deplorable conditions SPCA Humane Officer Jill Purl said the animals were living in, they decided to take action.

MELISSA LYTTLE | Times

A Pinellas Country Sheriff's Officer asks to speak with Sevdo Aslanovich, while SPCA investigators began removing more than 70 rabbits and at least 65 birds from his backyard. A code violation complaint led investigators to the home about a month ago, and after multiple visits since and no change in the deplorable conditions SPCA Humane Officer Jill Purl said the animals were living in, they decided to take action.

Deputies: House had at least 70 rabbits, 50 birds 06/30/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:31pm]
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