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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 11, 2012
Location: Sonerset, Kentucky

Animal: Not Specified
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A woman faces criminal wildlife charges after she bought a monkey to help draw out her autistic son. Kentucky wildlife officials charged Collins with propagation, holding of wildlife without a permit, and tampering with evidence after she sent the monkey away for safekeeping. Officials want to see the monkey to test for hepatitis-B. The monkey is now at an undisclosed sanctuary.

Source: Kentucky.com, LEX18.com

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