Dozens of animals from Texas raid arrive in Colorado |

Dozens of animals from Texas raid arrive in Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Sixteen snakes, 26 lizards, five turtles, 10 red-spotted toads and 69 hamsters seized from an exotic animal dealer in Texas in December have arrived in Colorado.

They were delivered to the Larimer Humane Society on Wednesday.

The creatures were among about 27,000 that animal services workers took during a raid of U.S. Global Exotics in Arlington, Texas, in December. The animals had been housed in a 5,000-square-foot building where city officials say hundreds of animals were found dead or dying.

The company has disputed animal cruelty allegations.

Larimer Humane Society officials say the animals sent to Colorado will be put up for adoption.

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