Charges Dropped In NW OKC Exotic Birds Seizure Case

Friday, June 5th 2020, 4:14 pm
By: News 9


The defense team representing a man who had 14 exotic birds seized from his northwest Oklahoma City home announced Friday that charges against the man have been dropped.

The birds were taken from Paul Fondren's home in June 2019.

When the birds were seized last June, authorities said the animals were malnourished and living in filthy conditions.

The birds were then taken to Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.

Related: Malnourished, Injured Exotic Birds Rescued From Filthy OKC Home

An Oklahoma County judge ruled last September that the animal control seizure was illegal.

Fondren's defense team was able to prove to the judge that the city did not obtain a warrant to seize the birds.

Related: Oklahoma County Judge Rules Animal Control Illegally Seized Exotic Birds From Owner