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Monkeys Rescued From Pa. Home in Sanctuary




    Two monkeys rescued along with about 50 other wild and domesticated animals from a central Pennsylvania home last month are now residents of the Lone Star State.

    Officials said Thursday that the Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, and the vervet monkey are living at the 186-acre Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas.

    Police and animal welfare authorities removed the monkeys from the Carlisle-area home on Jan. 31 along with cats, dogs, an albino groundhog and a de-scented skunk.

    Investigators said the macaque was found in a dog kennel in a garage and the vervet was in a 5-by-5-foot cage.

    A police officer responding to an unrelated complaint discovered the animals.

    Police said the house was in deplorable condition and deemed it uninhabitable.