Bird smuggler busted; Animal hoarder busted

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A bird smuggler was busted by customs at the border.

It's illegal to bring protected or endangered species into the United States.

A driver at the border was stopped and officers found a pair of parrots. The driver received a fine.

Conure parrots are native to central and South America and parts of Mexico.

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An animal hoarder in Pinal County has been busted.

An air conditioning repairman found an odd assortment of animals in a Gold Canyon rental home just outside Apache Junction.

He told the owner who called animal control, who found 49 cats, three dogs, and four birds including a hen with a broken leg.

No word on the renter's name but she faces cruelty and neglect charges.