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The lawyer for Zion Wildlife Garden says he will fight an application by the receivers, Rabobank, to have the 36 remaining cats either removed from the park or put down.
Evgeny Orlov this morning said that he yesterday received an application, from legal representatives for Rabobank, to either have the cats removed from the park or put down.
The application is to be heard in the High Court at Whangarei on Wednesday.
He said Patricia Busch, the garden’s owner, was “deeply distressed” at the idea the cats may be killed.
“It seems illogical to kill 36 beautiful cats when there could be other solutions.”
The park was placed into liquidation in August last year after the High Court in Whangarei ruled that it could not pay its debts, believed to be up to $100,000.
Orlov, who has been working on the case pro bono for about five months, said that a hearing had been set down for February in the High Court and it was at that stage that the animal’s future was to be decided.
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