CWI received some stunning news just moments ago: the "owners" of Nosey the elephant have been arrested for charges of animal cruelty related to Nosey! The Liebels were being processed into jail in Lawrence County, Alabama on December 16th and then released on bail.
We can also share that the trial for Nosey took place December 15th and went on for an extremely long 10.5 hours during which time both sides presented their case. During the trial, the veterinarian for the prosecution shared that Nosey has had x-rays completed that prove she suffers from osteoarthritis. When she arrived at the sanctuary, she was also found to have a urinary tract infection, roundworm, and an ongoing severe skin disorder, which has caused deep and painful cracks in her skin that were also riddled with infection. This disorder has been present for some time, and causes her pain as she moves.
In short, Nosey needs the ongoing care of a professional veterinarian in order to live her best life, which is NOT something the Liebel family can or will provide.
The judge will be issuing a written decision in the near future. CompassionWorks International has already filed a request to be immediately notified when that decision has been filed. At that time, we will provide yet another update on the fight for Nosey!