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Riverside County officers take custody of 24 animals

Animal control officers also find a few dead pigs at the Woodcrest-area home after receiving complaints.

November 22, 2009

Animal control officers took custody of two dozen animals, including four emaciated horses, and found three pigs that they believe starved to death at a home in Riverside County.

Animal Services Department spokesman John Welsh said officers responded to complaints about the Woodcrest-area home of Wilson Rojas and found eight horses, 10 live pigs and three dead ones, three dogs, a goat, a chicken and a red-beaked parrot.

The officers had intended to seize the 24 live animals, but Rojas willingly signed over ownership.

Welsh said his department was asking the district attorney to prosecute Rojas for animal cruelty, but he was not arrested.

A phone listing for Rojas could not be found, and messages left after business hours with the Riverside County district attorney's office were not returned.

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