Members of the Jackson Zoological Society receive summons to appear in court

Members of the Jackson Zoological Society receive summons to appear in court

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Fifteen members of the Jackson Zoological Society have been served summons regarding a temporary restraining order.

15 members of the Jackson Zoological Society are summoned to appear in court September 30th.
15 members of the Jackson Zoological Society are summoned to appear in court September 30th. (Source: WLBT)

Last Thursday, the City of Jackson filed a petition requesting a temporary restraining order. They want to keep the Zoological Society from moving any of the animals at the zoo. A judge granted that request Friday.

A restraining order granted Friday, will not allow members of the Zoological Society to remove any animals from the Jackson Zoo.
A restraining order granted Friday, will not allow members of the Zoological Society to remove any animals from the Jackson Zoo. (Source: WLBT)

City leaders are asking the zoo to repay $350,000 it paid last year to cover misappropriated funds. The City also says the zoo owes them more than $6 million in unpaid water bills.

The members are scheduled to be in Hinds County Chancery Court September 30th.

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