§ 603A.04  Exemptions
   Except for Sections 603A.14, 603A.15, 603A.16 and 603A.17, the provisions of which shall apply to all persons, this chapter shall not apply to any of the following:
   (a)   A person who keeps an exotic animal under a permit issued by the United States or the State of Ohio;
   (b)   A person whose duties include the keeping or handling of exotic animals, while the person is engaged in that duty, and who is employed by any of the following:
      (1)   The Division of Animal Care and Control, Department of Public Safety, City of Cleveland;
      (2)   The County kennels;
      (3)   The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo;
      (4)   The Animal Protective League;
      (5)   A licensed veterinary hospital or clinic;
      (6)   A licensed or accredited research or medical institution;
      (7)   A facility licensed as an exhibitor or breeder by the United States Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act;
      (8)   A licensed or accredited educational institution, including museums.
   (c)   A person licensed as a wildlife rehabilitator under OAC 1501:31-25-03;
   (d)   A person temporarily transporting an exotic animal through the City if the transit time is not more than twenty-four (24) hours and the animal is at all times maintained within a confinement sufficient to prevent the exotic animal from escaping.
   (e)   A person who holds a license under RC 1533.08 and corresponding regulations.
(Ord. No. 1572-14. Passed 12-8-14, eff. 12-10-14)