City inspectors found more than 200 exotic birds were found in the back room of a secondhand store in New Jersey Monday, authorities say.
Inspectors were doing rounds at the business on Market Street in Passaic when they found 218 birds in a back room in what they're calling a case of animal hoarding.
All of the birds, which include cockatiels, mourning doves, parrots and other birds, were pulled from the business Monday. All of the birds appeared to be in good health and no charges had been filed.
SPCA officials say that the owner of the store "got in over his head."
All of the animals were expected to be taken to bird sanctuaries.
Dozens of volunteers also turned out to help clear out the building, including one woman who drove from Maryland to help out.