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Two people charged with animal cruelty involving roosters

Updated: 10/31/2013 6:24 PM
Created: 10/31/2013 3:28 PM WHEC.com

Two people have been arrested and charged with animal cruelty for animal fighting involving roosters.

Martin Diaz and Maria Ginel are charged with felony animal cruelty.

Rochester Police and Humane Society officers were called to the couple's home on Alice Street on Wednesday for reports of animal cruelty. Officers found ten roosters with body alterations consistent with fighting birds, along with evidence of an organized animal fighting operation.

The roosters were taken to Lollypop Farm. Diaz and Ginel were arraigned in Rochester City Court and are being held in the Monroe County Jail. 

Police say more charges are pending. 



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