On Nov 8th in small town Alabama, a local animal officer, NOT affiliated with the USDA, Fish and Wildlife, or any other authorized party arrived at our lot in a small town in Alabama with a unsafe, unnaproved aluminum horse trailer, with the small town judges order to take Nosey. Ironically, on the grounds that Nosey's regularly inspected and approved elephant transport trailer, was "unfit".
They came to the lot and planned to attempt to drag her out of her trailer and force her into theirs,
No one in that small town facility, has or has had any experience with large exotic animals, or even the proper equipment; not only putting Nosey's life in danger, but their own lives, and most importantly, the GENERAL PUBLIC. Animal control has no jurisdiction and are trying to illegally steal our beloved elephant.
When they realized this, they decided to call in reinforcements; by means of a notorious, TB riddled, animal "scamtuary" in Tennesee.
On the 9th we fought for custody in court, and upon seeing that this issue was not simply as cut and dried, or legitimate as they had been led to believe, has scheduled another hearing in several weeks, BUT ordered the elephant ILLEGALLY taken (without proper Tennessee state permits) to T.E.S., an animal activist run facility in Tennessee pending the final custody hearing.
This place is no place for a healthy, licensed and regulated elephant, and we must get her free from that place as quickly as possible.
Please donate as we have obtained a local lawyer to resolve this as quickly as possible, and before any harm is done to Nosey.
Please help before it's too late.