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(a) Ownership of live livestock, poultry, wild animals, or exotic animals is prohibited within the municipality. Ownership of bees and pigeons is permitted, but only subject to regulations promulgated by the Director of Public Safety for the keeping of those animals, which regulations no person shall violate.
(b) Whoever violates division (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(c) Division (a) of this section does not apply to any of the following: any licensed animal shelter, zoo, circus, menagerie, humane agency, a licensed veterinary hospital or clinic, a licensed or accredited research or medical facility, a licensed or accredited educational institution, including museums, a facility licensed as an exhibitor or breeder by the United States Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act, a person licensed as a wildlife rehabilitator pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code Section 1501:31-25-03, a person temporarily transporting an animal through the City if the transit time is not more than 24 hours and the animal is at all times maintained within a confinement sufficient to prevent escape, or a person who obtains a permit and/or license from the Director of Public Safety, subject to compliance with the agreement and/or regulations set forth by the Director.
(Ord. 2019-3. Passed 2-11-19.)