Monkey rescued from cage in East Tennessee

Tennessee News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Animal Rescue Corps. rescued a 27-year-old Macaque monkey from a home in East Tennessee earlier this month.  

ARC said Nikki was left with a caretaker about six months ago after her original owners abandoned her.   

Nikki was found locked in a parrot cage in a living room in a home in Athens, Tennessee.   ARC said Nikki spent her days locked in the rusting cage in a corner of a living room.

ARC rescued Nikki and drove her 13 hours to Oklahoma.   

A primate sanctuary there will give her medical treatment and integrate her to a new life with other monkeys of her same species. 

Visit ARC’s Facebook page to learn more.

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