State Helping Relocate Exotic Animals

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:52 PM
1 / 1

The State of Ohio is helping a Perry County woman find a new out-of-state home for eight exotic animals because she can’t meet the requirements of the new law for keeping them.  State Agriculture Department spokeswoman Erica Pitchford Hawkins says the State is assisting the unnamed woman with relocating the four lions and four bears to a sanctuary in Colorado.  She said the State is not bearing any of the cost of the transfer.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that at least some of the animals previously belonged to suicidal owner Terry Thompson who released dozens of exotic animals from his Muskingum County property last fall.


For the best experience, use one of the following browsers:      Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Apple Safari
Follow Us:  WHIZ-TV      Z92 Morning Rush      AM1240      @WHIZnewscom      @WHIZweather      @Z92MorningRush
Share: