Monkey Business Makes Council Agenda

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
A proposed change to the city of Topeka

MonkeyHelpers.org

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka City Council members will consider a bit of monkey business.

Tuesday's meeting agenda includes the first reading of a proposed change to the city's animal ordinances. Right, the city does not allow private individuals to keep monkeys. A proposed change would make an exception for Capuchin monkeys that are specially trained to assist persons with disabilities in their homes.

Information from the city announcing the agenda item mentions the organization Monkey Helpers for the Disabled for details on the animals. According to its web site, the group has been working since 1979 to help "adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments throughout the U.S. live more independent and engaged lives."


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