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Authorities rescue over 90 starving, freezing birds from barn in Lorain County

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 18:09:12-05

Over 90 starving ducks, chickens and turkeys left out in the cold to freeze were rescued this week in Lorain County after authorities received a tip.

According to the Friendship Animal Protective League, a caller spotted two dead turkeys outside a home on the 41360 block of Webster Road in LaGrange Township and alerted authorities.

A total of 96 birds were rescued from a barn on the property. Unfortunately, some of the animals had already starved or frozen to death, officials said.

RELATED: Dogs rescued from freezing temperatures in Cuyahoga, Portage counties.

The APL, normally set up to handle dogs and cats, converted one of their dog rooms into a makeshift barn to house the birds.

Anyone who wishes to help can drop off straw, food or a financial donation to the APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria.

Charges may be forthcoming, authorities said.