Bieber Owes Thousands for Monkey Vet Bills

Mally now officially the property of the German state

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted May 18, 2013 2:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Justin Bieber has now officially ditched his pet monkey in Germany—but he still owes several thousand in vet bills, food and care for the abandoned primate, the AP reports. "You can bet we are going to ask for that money back," says a German customs spokesperson. Bieber had until yesterday to reclaim Mally, the now-20-week-old capuchin monkey seized by customs in March. It is now the property of the German state.

FILE - In this April 2, 2013 file picture Capuchin monkey 'Mally sits on the head of an employee in an animal  shelter in Munich, Germany. German officials say Justin Bieber will have to pay the bill for his monkey’s two month stay at a Munich animal shelter. A spokesman...
FILE - In this April 2, 2013 file picture Capuchin monkey 'Mally" sits on the head of an employee in an animal shelter in Munich, Germany. German officials say Justin Bieber will have to pay the bill...   (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,File)
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