Rescued monkey’s journey takes her from Indiana cage to Texas sanctuary
A macaque named Maggie suffered alone in a cramped cage as a “pet” in Indiana for 10 years before PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — heard about her and arranged for her to be rescued.
Maggie was transported to a primate sanctuary in Kentucky where she was treated for captivity-related conditions — including depression and chronic gastrointestinal disease from being fed a diet of French fries and other junk food — before she headed to her permanent home at the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation sanctuary in Kendalia, Texas.
Once she’s better acclimated, she’ll be introduced to the other residents there — and for the first time since she was torn away from her mother’s side more than a decade ago — she’ll finally get to meet other monkeys face to face. She’ll enjoy fresh and healthy food, climb trees, swim in a pool, interact with her new friends, and finally get to be a monkey.