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Lawrence County, Alabama: Judge Gives Custody Of Nosey The Elephant To County

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- 299 days ago -
An African elephant at the center of animal cruelty charges will now remain in a Tennessee sanctuary, following the ruling of Lawrence County District Judge Angela Terry. This is a truly good news rescue.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday January 22, 2018, 3:22 pm
uesday, Judge Terry gave custody of Nosey the elephant to Lawrence County, and animal control officer Kimberly Carpenter says Nosey will remain at the Hohenwald sanctuary. Carpenter tells WHNT News 19 that the county does not have the means or facilities to care for Nosey.

Lawrence County Assistant District Attorney Callie Waldrep will be in touch with the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary and they will draw up custody forms for the county to sign Nosey over to the sanctuary.

Nosey made headlines in November after she was taken to the sanctuary and out of the care of the Great American Family Circus from Orlando following concerns of mistreatment.

In December, the small family circus’ owner, Hugo Liebel, and his wife were arrested on animal cruelty charges, not long after he denied the animal cruelty allegations to WHNT News 19.

Associate Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Rachel Mathews, the Associate Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for PETA released the following statement on the judge’s ruling:

This is a good news rescue.

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Animae C (507)
Monday January 22, 2018, 3:25 pm
Wonderful news!!!

TY Fiona

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Monday January 22, 2018, 3:27 pm
S&N. Thx for sharing the good news Fiona!

Lesa D (27)
Monday January 22, 2018, 3:49 pm
thank you Judge Terry...

thank you Fiona...

Colleen L (3)
Monday January 22, 2018, 7:57 pm
Fantastic news. Thanks you Judge Terry. T hanks Fiona

Veronica B (35)
Monday January 22, 2018, 8:52 pm
Great News!!!Thanks for posting Fiona .

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 11:05 am
Awesome! Our activism has been rewarded! I hope this creates a precedent for other animals!

fly b (26)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 12:07 pm

Nosey, I hope will be comfortable and have other elephants to socialize with, to ease her pain.
Thank you for sharing, Fiona.
Why does it take so very many years..all the time.

Peace, Nosey!

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 2:32 pm
Am so glad!

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 12:11 am
Fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!!

Sergio P (65)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 1:25 pm

Anne K (139)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 4:59 pm
Thanks, Fiona!

Janis K (128)
Wednesday January 24, 2018, 7:19 pm
Great news, I have been watching to see if she will get to be with others, but so far she has been kept separately. Here is a link to the sanctuary in Tennessee.

michelle m (41)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 1:34 am
Well done!

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday January 25, 2018, 12:02 pm
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