October 1, 2014
MOAPA, Nev. (AP) - A husband-and-wife team of veterinarians say they hope to reopen a 3-acre zoo they've been operating in rural southern Nevada, but that it'll take an expensive septic upgrade to do it.
Roos-N-More owners Jay and Valerie Holt closed their accredited zoo to the public on Friday, after Clark County code enforcers determined their property didn't meet commercial sanitation standards.
A county spokesman tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the closure wasn't about the health or treatment of the nearly 400 animals the Holts have outside their home in Moapa.
That's about 55 miles north of Las Vegas.
Valerie Holt says they've been told they need to install a commercial septic system and flush toilets before they can reopen to the public.
She estimates that could cost $100,000.