COLLINS, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Authorities have seized three tigers, three cougars, two leopards, two wolf-hybrids and a Macaque monkey from a roadside zoo in Mississippi.
The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday in a news release that it's helping coordinate the placement of the animals from the Collins Zoo. The Zoo, situated behind a pink wall on U.S. Highway 49, has been targeted before.
The Humane Society says the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks seized the animals after the Humane Society submitted legal complaints "documenting serious animal welfare issues as well as public safety concerns."
The animals will be split up between the Carolina Tiger Rescue of Pittsboro, N. C., and two facilities in Texas; Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation of Kendalia and Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary of Dilley.