Police have seized more than 220 animals from a home in Colchester.
They went to the home at 300 Lake Hayward Road Tuesday, and found the animals in deplorable conditions, police said.
In all, officers seized two dogs, 13 rabbits, 180 pigeons, three ducks and 30 chickens from the home.
The homeowner, Czeslaw Maselek, 52, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with animal cruelty.
The animals are being kept by the Colchester Animal Control officer, according to police.