By RICHARD F. BELISLE
ORRSTOWN, Pa. - About 225 exotic birds were stolen from a private collection held in a converted mobile home in northeast Franklin County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
The birds - finches, love birds, cockatiels, parakeets and a pair of diamond doves - were owned by Kathy Fertivey, 42, of 10991 Mountain Road, police said.
"They were my babies," Fertivey said. "I don't know who took them or why, but I know this: They will all die because whoever took them brought them out into the cold weather and they can't stand that."