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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 28, 2011
Location: Lansing, Illinois

Animal: Capuchin Monkeys
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal health issue, Legal/illegal issue
Species: Primate

Summary: Cook County sheriff's deputies seized two Capuchin monkeys from a woman's home in south suburban Lansing following a tip. One of the monkeys, an "undernourished" female, was living in a small wire dog cage and the other, a male was in a large metal cage meant for birds. The cages were covered in excrement and cigarette butts. Five dogs kept in small, filthy cages were also seized. None of the animals had water or food. Possessor faces two counts of possession of dangerous animals and four counts of neglect of owner's duties.

Source: ChicagoTribune.com, HuffingtPost.com

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