Over 50 wild animals kept in NC woman’s home euthanized

News

(Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DURHAM, N.C. — Thirty-nine opossums, seven raccoons, five gray squirrels and a mourning dove were euthanized by wildlife officials after being removed from a woman’s home in Durham last week, according to court documents, the News & Observer reports.

Kimberly Childress was suspected of violating her permits for holding and rehabilitating wild animals, so N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission responded to her home on Aug. 1.

A search warrant said that opossums and raccoons were “running freely around her house in the same proximity of domesticated animals.”

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories