(MUNICH, Germany) — When you bring the monkey, you must pay the price.
The German animal shelter that has been keeping Justin Bieber’s capuchin monkey is asking the singer to pay for his pet’s two-month stay there. Mally the monkey has reportedly racked up a bill of several thousand euros for food, housing and veterinary care at the Munich animal shelter where Mally has been staying since customs officials seized the animal March 28.
Bieber had brought Mally with him on tour, but reportedly didn’t have the proper paperwork to take the monkey with him on the road in Germany.
Bieber also reportedly has until Friday night to claim Mally, though what will happen to the animal if he doesn’t isn’t quite clear.
E! News reported late last month that the animal shelter housing Mally claimed Bieber’s management had surrendered the monkey to the shelter. However, there’s still paperwork to be done, and customs officials claim so far, they haven’t received the necessary documents to release Mally, wherever she may end up.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
Sandra Gonzalez, CNN