Police have removed over 80 animals from inside of a home in Fairfield on Saturday.
Officers were called to a home on Churchill Street around 8:30 a.m. for a medical call.
When emergency crews arrived, they said they found a hoarding situation with about 100 ducks, geese, chickens, cats and turkeys inside. Crews described it as a possible animal cruelty situation.
The Health Dept., Zoning Dept. and Animal Control Dept. were also called in to assist.
Officials said the inside of the home was "in a state of squalor with animal waste throughout."
"We’ve always known that there’s been some chickens in the house, and some other birds, around the house…. Not a day would go by, you went down the road and you would see one or two out front, we never imagined it was to the extent of what we’re reading about now," said Angelus Papageorge, who also lives on Churchill Street.
Mutual aid was brought to the home to help remove the animals. The animals have been taken to various shelters for the time being and it appears all of the animals are alive, police said.
Some cats that were inside of the home were also removed and taken to shelters, investigators added.
"It was really surprising. I mean, we knew she had chickens cause they'd be free range through the neighborhood which is kind of cool, but I had no idea that there were that many," Megan Zwerlein, of Fairfield said.
"Often, they're usually floating around her house, but I'm at the other end of the block and it was a little weird for a chicken to be running through," she continued.
A woman who lives inside of the home was taken to the hospital as a result of the original medical call, authorities said. Police have not released any details about her.
Police say this animal cruelty investigation is ongoing.