25 Animals Rescued from Pennsylvania Ice Cream Shop
Three years ago, the Animal Legal Defense Fund successfully fought to have Ricki the bear relocated to a sanctuary after being held in miserable conditions for 16 years at Jim Mack’s Ice Cream shop. The settlement agreement also stipulated that the owner would not obtain any more animals. But, in 2017, the ice cream shop violated the settlement agreement. In addition to acquiring peacocks, the shop was keeping other animals in poor conditions in violation of state cruelty laws. We stepped in, and this past weekend, all 25 animals, including alpacas, a llama, emus, peacocks, rabbits, chickens, goats, and a goose, were transferred to rescues. A special thank you to Chenoa Manor, Indraloka Sanctuary, York SPCA, the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team, and Baker Hostetler for their assistance.
Many thanks to our donors—who made this rescue possible!
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