The countdown has begun for Justin Bieber to get his monkey back.
As you have probably heard, the boy wonder had his new furry companion, “Mally,” taken away while visiting the great country of Germany. And, according to a new report, the performer will have exactly four weeks to collect the primate before it's gone forever.
Reuters is reporting the news, relaying that a German shelter is currently caring for Mally. A statement from the shelter reads:
“If he doesn't (present the papers), Mally will be taken to a good animal shelter that has experience rearing groups of young capuchin monkeys and can ensure disoriented Mally becomes a healthy little capuchin.”
It was previously reported that the monkey was confiscated at an airport in Munich when Justin failed to produce the proper health and species protection certificates that are required to bring any pet into a new country.
We imagine the good-bye went something like that other famed monkey good-bye from “Friends."
Following the four-week period, if Justin fails to collect him, 14-week-old Mally’s future remains uncertain. He’ll either stay at the current shelter, or be relocated to another facility. It all depends on what Munich’s customs office decides.
Bieber will also likely have to fork up a fee.