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81 birds rescued from Montgomery Co. home

DAMASCUS, Md. -- An exotic establishment was raided recently in Montgomery County.

The target? Some fine feathered friends.

Eighty-one exotic birds were rescued by a nonprofit agency from the home of a Damascus breeder.

Brian Wilson, founder of the Wilson Parrot Foundation, said the birds had been living in unsanitary conditions.

Wilson thinks the former owner took on more than he could handle.

The birds include conures, macaws and cockatiels. Foundation volunteer Lisa Nichols said some had been confined in pet carriers, and others had gone days without food or water in dirty cages.

Wilson said once the owner formally gives up ownership of the birds, the foundation will look for foster homes.

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