Contempt Hearing Delayed for Cricket Hollow Zoo

A court hearing for Cricket Hollow Zoo has been delayed until next month.

A judge had ordered the owners of the Manchester roadside zoo, Pam and Tom Sellner, to explain what happened to some of the animals that went missing from their property.

Earlier this winter, Judge Monica Wittig ordered that the zoo’s exotic animals be removed from the zoo due to poor living conditions. Four hundred animals were removed from the property, but the Animal Legal Defense Fund says over one hundred animals were missing and could not be found.

An attorney representing those who sued for the zoo’s closure filed an affidavit requesting a contempt charge.

The judge had set a hearing for February 7th, but it has now been pushed back to March 19th.

Records show the court failed to serve the Sellners paperwork citing the reasons for the hearing.