may not be cited except as provided by
Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (1996).
STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN COURT OF APPEALS
World Animal Studios, Inc.,
Leonard Bohn, d/b/a Bohn's Ark,
Filed September 2, 1997
Toussaint, Chief Judge
Pine County District Court
File No. C496744
Jon R. Hawks, Jon R. Hawks, Ltd., 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 535, Edina, MN 55439-2340 (for respondent)
Considered and decided by Toussaint, Chief Judge, Randall, Judge, and Kalitowski, Judge.
World Animal Studios, Inc. appeals from a judgment awarding respondent Leonard Bohn, d/b/a Bohn's Ark, $26,240 in boarding fees for seized exotic animals, arguing (1) the trial court erred by not requiring Bohn to produce documents in response to a subpoena duces tecum and (2) that the evidence does not support the judgment. Because the evidence was sufficient to support the trial court's finding that the $20 per day boarding rate per animal was reasonable, we affirm.
The record shows Bohn had been in the business of boarding exotic animals for 30 years. Bohn testified that the typical price range for boarding exotic animals was between $50 and $60 per animal per day. Bohn testified that the $20 per animal per day amount was mutually agreed on by Bohn and Officer Douglas Spindler, the police officer who arranged for the storage of the animals at Bohn's facility. Spindler testified he previously arranged boarding for exotic animals and that the Minnesota Zoo charged $65 per animal per day, Como Zoo $60, and the Duluth Zoo $40 or $48. Because there is evidence in the record to support the trial court's finding that $20 per day was reasonable, the trial court's finding is not clearly erroneous.
World Animal Studios asked Bohn if it brought any "receipts for the food that were purchased for these animals?" Bohn responded:
Right.  none under what you requested. You requested feed purchased for World Animal Studios. I had nothing under that. Everything  purchased was [for] Bohn's Ark.
The trial court indicated: "I've heard [Bohn's] testimony that the records subpoenaed don't exist, and I think that answers it."
We conclude the trial court did not abuse its discretion by determining that Bohn had a reasonable excuse for failing to provide any receipts. In addition, World Animal Studios has made no showing that Bohn had other records it should have produced pursuant to the subpoena. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in concluding Bohn complied with the subpoena.