60 exotic birds taken from home

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The SPCA in Philadelphia is in possession of 60 exotic birds after they were removed from what investigators call &#34;deplorable conditions&#34; in Monroe County, Pa.</span></div>
December 31, 2008 8:24:59 AM PST
Police investigating the unattended death of a morbidly obese woman in northeastern Pennsylvania have removed more than 60 birds from the mobile home she shared with her mother. Stroud Area Regional Police call the home's condition deplorable and say they have moved the mother and the birds elsewhere.

The Monroe County Coroner's Office reports Wednesday that 45-year-old Wendy Kresge died of natural causes. Police say her disabled mother called authorities Christmas Eve after getting no response to calls to her daughter in another room.

Police Lt. Brian Kimmins says the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has custody of the birds. He says 73-year-old Judith Kresge is now in an assisted-living facility.

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