More than two dozen animals were taken from a South Philadelphia home last night, some of them dead. Dogs, iguanas, turtles and an alligator were among the species hauled from a home near Ninth and Shunk streets.
Roosters and domesticated rats were also found.
Officers were called to the home after reports of a man sitting naked outside, the Associated Press reports, and SPCA officers were called in to help remove the animals. The owner was taken for a psych evaluation, and the suspect’s son got a little hands on with Fox29’s reporter before SPCA officers were able to intervene.