Justin Bieber and his capuchin, Mally—who was seized by German officials and quarantined last week—may have a chance at reuniting once again, but it seems as though his pet monkey is doing just fine, regardless.
PETA Germany has been in touch with the shelter where Mally is being held, and tell E! News that he is "being treated wonderfully well." They state that the monkey is in "excellent hands and in a safe place, and will be integrated with other monkeys so that he can receive the social interaction vital to his well-being and psychological growth."
Additionally, PETA states, "Young people often acquire animals without considering the impact or consequences, and Justin Bieber likely had no idea that Mally was a baby, taken away from [his] mother at way too young an age. We trust that he'll do the right thing and pay for Mally to stay in Europe with people who are sensitive to, and familiar with, [his] unique needs."
And it looks like the shelter in Germany is doing everything necessary to give Mally the proper upbringing. An employee has updated E! News on the capuchin, telling us that he's eating fruits, porridge and baby food and has been very playful with colleagues and other monkeys.
"Unfortunately, monkeys can be sold in the USA. In Germany, not everyone can buy a monkey," they told us. "In Germany a monkey can [be] adopted only when he can live with another monkey and not alone."
The shelter adds that they've been in contact with Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, to provide the proper paperwork so that the pop singer can get his pet monkey back. He's been given a four-week deadline to turn in the documents to customs officials in order to regain custody.
—Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum