Monday, December 26, 2011

Snakes, a monkey, and a lynx among animals seized from home

Dozens of animals, including many exotic ones, were discovered in a North Knox County home Monday.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, their officers, along with TWRA, executed a search warrant at 139 Water Road in Heiskell.
They discovered at least a hundred animals in bad living conditions. They included a lynx in a cage in the back yard, a large monkey in a bird cage in the living room, multiple venomous reptiles, dogs, cats, and numerous non-venomous snakes. Many of the animals were illegal wildlife.
Knox County Codes Enforcement was also called to the scene and condemned the residence after an inspection.
The animals are being fostered by several agencies including Tiger Haven, the Young-Williams Animal Shelter, and other facilities..."  More

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