It is with much regret that we inform you of our decision to close Swan Creek Farms Petting Zoo in Monticello. Contributing factors to our decision are: (1) The unrealistic and unreasonable demands, including extensive paperwork, from our government (USDA). This alone has caused tremendous stress; (2) Time consuming responsibility and care of animals and the property; (3) and, most recently, the devastating fire that totally destroyed our son’s home on the property. He is the owner of the animals and is relocating closer to his work. Responsibility of the property would lie solely on us, his parents.
We wish to sincerely thank each of you who supported and encouraged us. We have made many new friends through this fun adventure and will miss each of you. Most of all, we thank God for carrying us through the past three years and for the many, many blessings along the way.
The Thurman Family
601-587-7114 • Monticello, Miss.