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1 Other animals which LCS did not have photos Sunda clouded leopardIberian lynx Southern night monkeyBrown-headed spider monkey White-bellied spider monkeyBlack-faced tamarin lion Masked titi monkeyBlack uakari Boomslang snakeTwig snake Atractaspididea –Including burrowing asp snake and mole viper snake

2 What’s a Rescue Facility Permit? Non-profit refuge for abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced DWA’s Provides lifetime care or until released to natural habitat Can’t sell, trade, or barter the animal or any of its parts Can’t breed the animal or use it for profit Can’t allow public to come in contact with the animal Fee = $500 if 3 animals; $1,000 if 15; $2,000 if more

3 Certain Animals Subject to Registration, but Not Permit Certain marmosets or capuchins Squirrel monkeys Lemur So, CAN otherwise buy, sell, acquire, transfer, etc.

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5 Denial/Revocation of Permits Director of Agriculture can deny, revoke, or suspend permits Animal owner has right to appeal

6 When Permit Holder Dies Next of kin can get permit, if meets all requirements Person given animal in a will gets animals, if person is a permit-holder Animal can be transferred to appropriate entity –County humane society; wildlife sanctuary; rescue facility; zoo; or other state’s facility complies with that state’s laws –(This is also what happens if permit applicant is denied)

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8 Others Don’t Need Permit, But Must Still Register Animals Member of Assn. of Zoos & Aquariums or Zoological Assn. of America, if licensed by US Dept. of Agriculture under federal Animal Welfare Act Research facility under federal Animal Welfare Act or member of Assn. for Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International Circus licensed by US Dept. of Agriculture under federal Animal Welfare Act in public performance, fair, carnival –If in Ohio for less than 65 days a year –If no physical contact between animal & public Except elephant rides OK if directly supervised by experienced handler

9 Others Who Don’t Need Permit, But Must Still Register Animals Vet providing temporary care Wildlife sanctuary; Wildlife rehabilitation facility w/DNR permit Holders of Division of Wildlife scientific, education, or rehabilitation permits Those authorized by Division of Wildlife to possess endangered native Ohio DWA or restricted snake Mobility, hearing, or sight impaired persons who have a capuchin monkey trained by a non-profit to assist them

10 Others Who Don’t Need Permit, But Must Still Register Animals Those passing through Ohio who confines animal at all times, doesn’t exhibit it, & is here less than 48 hrs. –Unless animal is getting vet care here Educational institution with a single sports mascot, if –Institution displayed a DWA mascot before law’s effective date –Institution avers that it will provide lifelong zoo care for animal –Institution keeps liability insurance - at least $1 million –During display/transport, confines animal in cage that does not permit physical contact between animal and public

11 Rules, Regulations, and Permits Director of Agriculture will adopt Ohio Administrative Rules for standard of care for registered DWA’s and certain wildlife shelter or wildlife propagation animals (such as big cats and crocodiles) and any Rules needed to administer and enforce the law Possessors of monkeys or restricted snakes must also follow federal Animal Welfare Act or Zoological Association of American regulations

12 Rules, Regulations, and Permits Director maintains database Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board created to review rules and advise Director Dangerous Wild Animal State Emergency Response Commission created to devise plans, appoint members to county response teams, approve/reject plans submitted by county teams (Sheriff Lutz is on this)

13 Rules, Regulations, and Permits Director or designee can enter premises where DWA or restricted snake is confined to determine compliance Director can apply for search warrant if needed Director can designate certain state employees, natural resource officers, OSHP, or political subdivisions, to conduct investigations

14 Rules, Regulations, and Permits If Director requests, AG files injunction for violations Director can assess civil penalty against violators Director must immediately investigate if reason to believe that DWA or restricted snake is possessed or kept contrary to law or rules – May quarantine or transfer to a qualified facility to see if this circumstance is occurring; procedures established for this –If so, must initiate court proceedings for permanent seizure –Court can order owner or possessor to pay all reasonable costs regarding the seizure, quarantine, or transfer

15 Criminal Provisions (1 st offense = M-1; F-5 if prior conviction) Selling or offering to sell DWA or venomous snake at auction prohibited Allowing DWA or restricted snake to roam off property where it is confined is prohibited Removing teeth or claws or microchip from DWA or restricted snake prohibited Knowingly releasing DWA or restricted snake –F-5 even if 1 st offense ! !

16 Criminal Provisions - Signage Warning on cage or container Warning at property entrance Warning on transporting vehicle Failure to comply = M-1 on 1 st offense; F-5 if prior conviction

17 Escapes Possessor of DWA or restricted snake must notify sheriff, appropriate chief, & Division of Animal Health of the Department of Agriculture IMMEDIATELY Local law enforcement or natural resources officer can destroy escaped DWA or restricted snake if public safety threat Immunity granted for any injury, death, personal or property loss resulting from animal’s destruction Possessor is responsible for reasonable costs associated with capture or destruction, including paying for law enforcement costs

18 Home Rule Provision Municipalities can adopt stricter ordinances if they choose

19 For More Information Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (614) DWA-OHIO Matthew J. Lutz, Muskingum County Sheriff (740) Alice Robinson-Bond, Deputy Director Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (740)


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