[monkeywire] Fremont monkey hates new owner
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Tue Nov 13 08:37:13 EST 2007
Woman wants pet shop to take mean monkey back
FREMONT -- A woman who bought a monkey at an animal auction wants to return
the animal back to a local pet store owner after she reported it became
aggressive with her.
About 1 p.m. Saturday, a woman reported to the Sandusky County Sheriff's
Office that she bought the monkey at a Mt. Hope animal auction and purchased
it from one of the owners of the East Side Grooming Pet Shop in the 2400
block of Hayes Avenue in Fremont.
According to the report from the Sheriff's Office, the woman said the monkey
had become aggressive with her and she was afraid it could hurt a child in
her home. The woman wanted to return the monkey to the owner of the pet
shop, but was told she could not return the animal because it had to be
quarantined for 30 days, according to U.S.D.A. regulations, the report said.
The woman had previously stopped the payment of a check for $3,000 made out
to the owner of the pet shop. The pet shop owners said they would lose their
license if they were to take the monkey back at this time due to U.S.D.A.
regulations, the report said.
The woman with the monkey was advised to leave with the animal and attempt
to find a shelter during the quarantine process, or take care of it until
the 30-day time frame is up.
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