HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Investigators say nearly 400 roosters believed meant for illegal cockfighting have been seized in the Houston area as part of a drug-related case.

The Harris County Sheriff s Office says criminal charges are pending against two men.

Authorities on Wednesday announced the animals were confiscated Aug. 23 in north Harris County as deputies responded to a kidnapping complaint. Investigators found no evidence of an abduction but came upon 377 roosters in cages, plus confiscated nearly 7 pounds of cocaine, marijuana and $40,000.

The roosters have been turned over to an animal welfare group.

Raw video from the sheriff's office:

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