Thursday, September 17, 2009

Exotic animals seized from Yelm home

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Nine exotic pets, including alligators and bobcats, have been seized by Thurston county animal officers at a home in Yelm. And it's not the first time they've dealt with the owner.

Gloria Gilbert, has been in trouble with the county before. Gilbert is on probation after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges. Last year, officials seized ten starving animals Gilbert featured at a petting zoo at the Thurston County Fair. Alpacas, goats and a llama were some of the ten animals seized last summer.

The latest seizure came last month as officers from Thurston County Animal Services seized two alligators, a “Bearded Dragon” lizard, three lynx, two bobcats and a lynx-bobcat mix..." More & video