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Officials Working on Plan to Remove Animals From Mall
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The owner of the "Academy of Wildlife Education" at Merle Hay Mall has been ordered to remove his animals from the mall or law enforcement will do it for him. Ron DeArmond, the owner of the Pella Wildlife Company received an eviction notice Tuesday from the Public County District Court. The notice gives the Polk County Sheriff’s office permission to remove the animals, which include a bear and wolves at any time in the next 30 days.