Monkey on the loose in Coral Canyon apprehended; police searching for owner

WASHINGTON CITY – Washington City Police responded to the Coral Canyon area on the report of a small monkey that was loose in the vicinity during the evening hours Wednesday, WCPD spokesman Ed Kantor said in a statement on Thursday. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying the animal’s owner.

Monkey caught in Coral Canyon area, Washington, Utah, May 15, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Washington City Police Department, St. George News
Monkey caught in Coral Canyon area, Washington, Utah, May 15, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Washington City Police Department, St. George News

With the assistance of a local vet, the monkey was captured and has been quarantined at the Washington City animal shelter, Kantor said. Officers canvassed the surrounding homes but were unable to locate an owner or responsible party for the animal.

The Washington City Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the animal’s owner or other responsible party.

If you have any information regarding this monkey, please contact the Washington City Police Department through their dispatch center at 435-634-5730, or the Washington City Animal Shelter at 435-673-7194.

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9 Comments

  • Brian Daniels May 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    haha… “if you have any information regarding this monkey” lol… cracking up

    • Zonkerb November 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      Hey be nice it seems we found the next candidate for city council

  • KanabCowgirl May 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Someone’s definitely “monkey-ing” around. Wonder if that’s a “therapy” monkey or someone’s idea of a pet.

  • Angela May 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Justin Bieber must have had him confiscated at the airport again…

  • JOSH DALTON May 16, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I thought it was illegal to own a monkey in Saint George…

    • Zonkerb November 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      No it’s illegal to dance in St George

  • Misty May 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    You need a certificate of registration from the UDWR to keep it, and they don’t give them out often. Otherwise they are illegal to have in Utah.

  • Martha Wilblowe May 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Looks like they caught one illegal. If they jeep going have a zoo

  • Zonkerb November 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Me Tarzan him monkey belong me we go back jungle you not go

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