Stories tagged with: exotic animals

October 19, 2011 - 7:06am
2 years 45 weeks ago

As local authorities respond to the escape or release of exotic animals in Muskingum County  the Humane Society of the United States is calling on Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to issue emergency regulations restricting the sale and possession of dangerous wild animals.

The Humane Society said in a press release that the Kasich Administration allowed emergency rules put in place by former Governor Ted Strickland to expire in April. It also said...

October 19, 2011 - 3:45am
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Licking County Sheriff's Office said they received at least four calls Tuesday night in regards to sightings of exotic animals. Though none on the sightings could be confirmed by law enforcement.

As a precaution the sheriff's office has activated members of its SWAT team. The team is equipped with night vision and necessary weapons to deal with any encounters as such animals may pose an inherent threat to county residents.

Sheriff Randy Thorp encourages residents to use...

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