Governor John Kasich called Sheriff Matt Lutz Wednesday night to personally thank him for containing the dangerous animal situation in Muskingum County.
Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols tells WHIZ the Governor wanted to express his gratitude to the Sheriff and his deputies for performing extraordinarily well under extreme circumstances. The Governor will be inviting the Sheriff to the State House to formally thank him.
Nichols says the Governor hopes to have a law in place within 30 days providing the framework for more strict regulation of exotic pet owners. Nichols says they will ask Sheriff Lutz to give his input on the law.