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Wildlife in Need founder accused of being in contempt of court

According to new court documents, Stark violated a temporary restraining order when he welcomed visitors back on his property over Father's Day weekend.

CHARLESTOWN, Indiana — The founder of Wildlife in Need Tim Stark is accused of disobeying and disregarding the orders of the court. This week, he's set to face a Indiana judge, who will decide if he's in contempt of court. 

In court documents, the Indiana attorney general's office wrote Stark "has an extensive history of disobeying court orders, the rules governing litigants, federal laws, and willful disrespect for judicial process."

Last week, a social media post invited the community to Stark's Southern Indiana property for a show and tour of the facility. The post went up after the USDA revoked Stark's exhibitor's license, which is necessary to show animals 

The judge ordered Stark not to go through with the weekend events and filed restraining order but according to new paperwork filed in court, and multiple witnesses, Stark ignored the order.

He was also written up for another court violation- bringing new animals onto the property, including an ostrich and wolf puppies. Stark was ordered by the court not to bring any more animals on the property. 

This weekend, pictures showed Stark had new animals that weren't there on March 6, when multiple state inspectors filed onto the property for the first inspection in years. 

For now all animals are still on the property but the state says they plan to file a motion to have the animals removed in the near future.

Stark has a court date set in Indianapolis on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

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