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More than 100 animals seized from western New York home, animal welfare officials mull charges

Authorities in western New York say they've seized more than 100 animals from the dilapidated home of an ailing elderly woman.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office says about 110 animals including many birds, tortoises, dogs, cats and a lizard were taken from the home in Alden, just outside Buffalo. The Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/1oi60BY ) reports the animals were taken from the home of a 70-year-old woman late Friday and early Saturday.

The sheriff's office says emergency personnel were called to the home to render aid. The woman was taken for treatment after having difficulty breathing.

Animal welfare officials say they're considering filing animal cruelty charges against the owner.

Most of the seized animals were birds, including finches, parakeets and parrots.

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Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com

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