Local petting zoo owner under investigation

August 30, 2013 9:40:54 AM

Sarah Fowler - [email protected]


More than 20 animals were seized Wednesday night at a Lowndes County petting zoo and their owner is facing charges of animal neglect. 


Lisa Perkins, of 170 Lisa Perkins Road in Columbus, is facing multiple charges of animal neglect after 21 animals were seized from her property.  


Perkins owns Back 40 Petting Farm. The petting zoo is located off of Hwy 12 East in Lowndes County. 


Horses, dogs, rabbits, donkeys and a bull were among the animals seized, according to a press release issued by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department. The animals were transported to the Golden Triangle Horse Rescue. 


The release said the sheriff's department first learned of the alleged neglect through an anonymous tip. 


Perkins has not been charged. The incident is still under investigation.  


According to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, Perkins has no prior arrest record.

Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.