Various Information Pertaining to 
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

 

According to the "Animal Protection Institute" ( http://www.api4animals.org/doc.asp?ID=381 ) my capuchin monkey: 
"07/03/97 Bridgton, ME 
Pet monkey bites and scratches woman in supermarket checkout line. Same monkey bit child 02/01/96. (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)"

"02/01/96 Bridgton, ME
Pet monkey bites child while possessor gives demonstration at school. (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)"

Not once was I contacted for information pertaining to their claims. I believe their policy of posting unsubstantiated information only discredits their organization's credibility. Does it make you wonder how many more of their claims are not substantiated?

Documentation presenting the "paperwork" trail resolving issues with the department.

Details

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Newspaper article - 
Bridgton News, Bridgton, Maine
July 10, 1997
Newspaper article - 
Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine
July 10, 1997
Newspaper article - 
Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine
July 11, 1997
Newspaper article - 
Bridgton News, Bridgton, Maine
July 17, 1997
Newspaper article sent to me from Florida 
August 1, 1997
Note - date of dental extraction
June 4, 1997 

Interesting how a woman could say she was bitten in the back of her head by the nape of her neck only 34 days after the canines were removed from Mookie's mouth. Also interesting to note the fact our local police chief maintains he "SAW" the bites.
Renewed Permit from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife issued 12/1/97 for Mookie (male tufted capuchin monkey)
Renewed Permit from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife issued 12/1/97 for Milo (female tufted capuchin monkey)
Letter of apology from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife dated August 14, 2000
Written permission from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to take Mookie and Milo off my premises. 
September 14, 2000.

 

Information pertinent to the inconsistencies of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife - Note in newspaper articles the fact F&W wanted to send Mookie to the Saco Zoo. Below is documentation regarding the conditions at the Saco Zoo, where F&W wanted to send Mookie!!!

Documentation from USDA 
Animal Care Inspection Sheet
July 23, 1997
Only 16 days after Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife planned to place Mookie at this facility

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USDA Inspection Report 
March 16, 1998
Conditions still are not passing
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Newspaper article - 
Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine
November 13, 1998

The Saco Zoo owner is taken to court for keeping 20 monkeys in a shed with a broken ventilator.

The owner of the Saco Zoo pleaded guilty in Biddeford District Court on Thursday to improperly caring for his monkeys by keeping them in a poorly ventilated shed.

 

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