178 animals removed from home

September 11, 2013

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control officers removed 178 animals from a home on the northwest side Tuesday afternoon and cited the owner with 181 counts of care and treatment violations. Among the animals were 75 snakes, including a 19-footer weighing 125 pounds, a goat, a pig, turtles and rabbits. The owner, Chris Young, said he is a licensed breeder and was taking care of the animals. Authorities did not confiscate about 60 reptiles and hundreds of large “feeder” rats, but gave Young 30 days to clean up the conditions.