SAN ANTONIO – About 200 hens and roosters were seized Tuesday morning by Animal Care Services on two properties on the city’s South Side.
Armed with a search warrant, ACS and the San Antonio Police Department searched the properties in the 300 block of Ansley following complaints from neighbors about an excess amount of roosters.
“Anytime there’s a large number of roosters on a property, we want to check it out, first of all, for violation of the number of animals,” said ACS interim director Shannon Sims. “But secondarily, there’s not a lot of reasons to have a large number of roosters other than fighting.”
Sims said there appears to be some signs that roosters were being used to fight.
“They’ve got some very organized coops back there, single housing for most of the roosters, which is also kind of a highlight for us that we look for,” she said.
A veterinarian is on the scene and will examine the birds, which will be taken to ACS.
One person was arrested at the scene on an unrelated charge.