'Chicken run' in Newburgh rounds up illegal pets

Animal Control officers joined Newburgh police this week for a "chicken run" aimed at rounding up some unusual and illegal pets being kept in the city. City officials say keeping livestock, such as chickens

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:29 PM

Updated 3,654 days ago

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'Chicken run' in Newburgh rounds up illegal pets
Animal Control officers joined Newburgh police this week for a "chicken run" aimed at rounding up some unusual and illegal pets being kept in the city.
City officials say keeping livestock, such as chickens and roosters, in crowded cities like Newburgh can cause serious health concerns, and they are consequently banned from the city.
Humane society representatives say chickens not only can carry deadly diseases like salmonella, but that they are also typically used for fighting.
Anyone in the city of Newburgh who refuses to surrender their livestock can face a $275 fine per bird.


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