More than 80 birds rescued from apartment in San Diego County


Dozens of birds were rescued from a possible hoarding situation in a Rancho Bernardo apartment on Wednesday morning, a San Diego Humane Society official said.

A handful of Humane Society officers spent hours removing the birds from a home on Avenida De Los Lobos near Paseo Montanoso, placing them in boxes and then carting them out to a truck to be medically evaluated, according to the Humane Society.

As of 2 p.m., more than 80 birds had been seized.


It’s unclear what types of birds were located, but many were cockatiels, a member of the cockatoo family, officials said. The animals will eventually be transported to the shelter on Gaines Street.

San Diego officers with assistance from the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team also responded to the apartment to evaluate a resident there, police said.

Winkley writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.