- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Two capuchin monkeys have been confiscated from a home in Pasco, Washington, while animal control officials determine whether the pets are owned legally.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://goo.gl/geRbIA ) that the male primates are being quarantined in separate cages at the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter.

A Washington state law passed in 2007 prohibits citizens from owning potentially dangerous wild animals though anyone who owned an animal on the banned list before July 2007 is allowed to legally own it until it dies.

Shelter director Angela Zilar says the animals’ owner is trying to come up with documentation.

If the monkeys are owned illegally, they will likely go to a zoo, sanctuary or somewhere approved by state officials.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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