Monday, December 10, 2007

Judge Orders Armani Returned to Owner

monkey returnedA judge has ordered that a pet capuchin monkey that was seized by Montgomery County authorities in May must be returned to its owner.
Circuit Court Judge Terrance McGann ruled Monday. He did not give a timeline for the county to give Armani back to Elyse Gazewitz.

County authorities seized Armani, citing public health laws that prohibit monkeys and other wild animals to be kept as pets.

ABC 7 News myTAKE - What's Your Opinion?Gazewitz referred to the monkey as her baby and dressed Armani in Huggies diapers - with holes cut out for his tail - and a $4,000 bedroom.

While authorities argued against returning Armani, more than 1,000 people showed their support on Gazewitz's Web site, http://www.armaniswishlist.com.

Armani is being held at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Frederick County. The judge also ruled that the county must reimburse Gazewitz for the estimated $1,400 a month in costs to house Armani.


Story here.

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1 comment:

Jonny the Monkey said...

Jagshemash!

My name a Jonny the Monkey, number one most famous celebrity in all Kazakhstan. (Good friend Borat still only #4 most famous in my country)

Me also Capuchin monkey just like "Armani", and made commenting on you post when writed about it here:

http://monkeydaynews.blogspot.com/2007/05/woman-fights-county-over-pet-monkey.html

So am very happy he returned and if you want see, I put video on mine own official website that show Armani with his lady friend.

Can see video film by make click here:
http://www.jonnythemonkey.com/armani.html

Chenquieh.

NOTE: This comment was 'hand signed' by Jonny the Monkey to his gypsy assistant Batyr, who then translated and posted those words here.