|Exotic animals' owners can apply for Ohio permits|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:08|
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is encouraging owners of exotic animals to act sooner rather than later in applying for the new state-issued permit they'll be required to have starting next year.
The window to apply opened Tuesday as the final parts of the state's crackdown on dangerous wild animals set in for people that keep bears, tigers, jaguars or other such creatures. A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says no complete applications were received on the first day.
Owners who don't breed animals will apply for a wildlife shelter permit. They must pass a background check and pay fees ranging from $250 to more than $1,000.
Ohio officials can seize the animals if owners are found housing them without a permit beginning next year.
Breeders and rescue facilities also will need permits.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Front Page Stories
|'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]
|Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience|
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]