Justin Bieber Owes Thousands for Abandoning His Pet Monkey

According to the Associated Press, Justin Bieber will have to cough up thousands of dollars in fees for his abandoned monkey’s two-month stay in a German animal shelter.

The capuchin monkey, named Mally, was seized March 28 at Munich Airport after Bieber failed to produce proper health documents to customs officials. Mally was subsequently transferred to an area shelter, where employees have since spent a ton of cash keeping him safe.

A spokesperson for Munich’s customs office told the AP Friday that Bieber has until midnight tonight to settle the score. Otherwise, poor little Mally will be transferred to a German zoo or animal park.

Naturally, the shelter employees are still pretty pissed at Bieber for getting a pet monkey in the first place. According to manager Karl Heinz Joachim, capuchin monkeys aren’t supposed to be taken from their mothers before the age of one. They’re also supposed to be kept in groups, because they are very sociable animals.

“The best thing would be not to buy one at all, but if you do, buy five,” Joachim said.