It looks like Johnny Depp’s dog troubles in Australia are not over even if he and wife Amber Heard already left the country on Monday night. Their Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo were flown out of the land down under in Depp’s private plane amidst threats of being put down because they weren’t declared at Australia’s Customs and quarantine. The Customs officers who inspected Depp’s private plane didn’t find the terriers in the aircraft.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that government officials in Australia have confirmed that Depp could face up to 10 years in jail or a maximum fine of $340,000 for illegally bringing Boo and Pistol into the country. Depp’s pilot could also face some jail time of up to two years. This comes after the incident wherein Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to euthanise Depp’s dogs after discovering that they were brought in Australia without being quarantined.
Pistol and Boo’s presence in Australia was brought to light because of a Facebook post after they visited a dog grooming salon. Authorities eventually found out about it and Depp was warned. He was able to get the dogs out of the country, but it appears as if that wasn’t enough. Depp must face the repercussions of bringing Pistol and Boo in Australia without going through the proper procedure.
Depp’s issues with the Australian government have caused delays in the filming of his latest movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” It’s a good thing that it will be released on July 7, 2017 in the U.S. so there’s still more time to shoot other scenes, maybe in a different location.
Thankfully, some parts of Australia are actually grateful for Johnny Depp’s presence in the country, including The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre. He recently sponsored an orphaned flying fox bat (Scientific Name: Pteropus vampyrus) named Jacki Sparrow.
Jacki was found near the set of the “Pirates” movie. The baby bat was named after Depp’s character Jack Sparrow. The official Facebook page of The ABC and Wildlife Trauma Centre posted some photos of Jacki as well as an update about her.
“Here is an update on the Johnny Depp sponsored orphan Jacki Sparrow. A couple of photos of Trish giving Jackie a bath today. She’s growing stronger every day, and eyes open now. Starting to get some fur as well,” the ABC and Wildlife Trauma Centre stated on FB.
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