WOOD COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - The Ohio Supreme Court says they will not hear an appeal by Kenny Hetrick to get his exotic animals back.
This was Hetrick's second attempt appealing to the court.
The case has been going on since January 2015 when 11 animals were taken from the facility after a denial of a state-mandated permit for the site.
Animals including a lion, tigers and bears were seized.
Those animals are now living in animal sanctuaries across the country.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture says they are pleased with the court's decision.
Communications Director, Mark Bruce provided the following statement: