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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 05, 2000
Location: Greenfield, Wisconsin

Animal: Leopard, Cougar, Chinchilla, Prairie Dog, Python
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: undefined
Species: Reptile, Big Cat, Other

Summary: A 22-year-old man was charged with 9 counts of animal cruelty after police seized a cougar, a black leopard, 13 chinchillas, 3 prairie dogs, 12 pythons, and other animals. The animals were living in filthy conditions. The animals were taken away and local authorities were finding homes for them. The man was ordered to pay $13,575 in damages to the apartment, $500 to the humane society, and sentenced to 4 months in a house of corrections.

Source: Journal Sentinel

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