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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_6181dUUDc