(MUNICH) — Justin Bieber’s abandoned pet monkey is now German property.
For nearly two months customs officials in Germany had been asking Bieber to pick up his capuchin monkey, named Mally.
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 and was forced to leave it behind.
The German animal shelter that has been keeping Bieber’s monkey has asked the singer to pay for his pet’s two-month stay. Mally has reportedly racked up a bill of several thousand euros for food, housing and veterinary care.
Bieber has six weeks to contest ownership.
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