MCSO removes 103 animals from Tonopah home

Posted at 2:21 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 01:56:48-04

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a Tonopah home where over 100 animals were removed. 

According to MCSO, turkeys, chickens, goats, rabbits, dogs and at least one miniature horse were taken from the property after a search warrant was conducted in connection to animals that were being neglected at the home. 

MCSO is looking for Jessable Perez, pictured above in a 2010 mug shot, to question him in connection with the neglected animals found on his property, officials told ABC15. According to court records, Perez was arrested six years ago on charges of participating in a cockfight ring. He was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. 

Initial reports said there were 60-70 animals involved, but later MCSO updated that 103 animals were found on the property on Wednesday afternoon and were removed from the premises. 

At least one goat, that appears to be a newborn as it still had an umbilical cord attached to it, along with a newborn puppy were among those rescued. 

MCSO Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said rotten food and green water were found at the home where the animals lived. 

Stay with abc15 and for more on this developing story.