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Bradenton, Florida -- A follow-up in the Napier Animal Sanctuary case. Manatee County Commissioners agree to have its attorney file a motion in court to intervene in the case.

Attorney Mickey Palmer says this allows the county to protect its interests. If approved by a judge, the county will be allowed to take part in the court proceedings.

Manatee County deputies removed more than 300 animals from Napier's earlier this month for alleged animal abuse and pool living conditions.

The Rescue:Napier's Animal Sanctuary: 300 rescued, county inspections showed "no issues"

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The Investigation:State records show Napier's operated as charity with expired license
Manatee animal sanctuary investigation continues
Manatee Co. calls for independent audit of Animal Services
Napier petitioned to forfeit custody of over 300 animals



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