Camel, peacock among animals seized from Indianapolis home

INDIANAPOLIS - Multiple animals including a camel, sheep and a peacock were confiscated from a home on the city’s east side Tuesday evening.

Officers with Indianapolis Animal Care and Control were initially called to George Whirley’s home in the 6900 block of East Washington Street on March 17 for possible neglect and zoning issues.

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Whirley was found guilty Tuesday for care and treatment issues and was ordered to surrender the animals, officials said.

"When our officers went out (the first time), they noted care and treatment with the two miniature donkeys, which were confiscated at that time. Today the judge ordered all of the animals into our possession. The land that Mr. Whirley lives on is not zoned for agriculture, meaning he can’t have livestock on the premises," an IACC official said in an email Tuesday.

All of the other animals were taken to the shelter Tuesday. Those animals included chickens, a camel, a few horses, sheep, a peacock and turkeys.

There was no word on what consequences Whirley will face.

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