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State records show 1 in 3 who own exotic animals in Ohio lacks required permit for them
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:12 AM EDT
Records show about one in three owners of exotic animals in Ohio lacks a state permit required to keep them.
Owners were required to obtain the permits more than three months ago, on Jan. 1.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture had issued 51 permits as of Friday. Permit applications for 23 owners remain unresolved.
The Associated Press obtained the state data through a public records request.
State officials say the permit delay comes as they work with owners who are trying to comply with the law's caging standards, along with other requirements.