Put into effect on September 25, 2012, Ohio SB 310 requires any citizen who wishes to own dangerous wildlife as a pet to hold a permit. As defined in the bill, wildlife includes venomous snakes, monkeys, alligators, lion, rhinos, hippopotamuses, etc. As per the requirement of the permit, a financial document must be issued guaranteeing that a dangerous pet owner will pay for damages should the animal harm another human. A surety bond will satisfy this financial document requirement.
In Sec. 935.05 of SB 310, the surety requirement reads:
“(b) A surety bond, which shall be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in this state that covers claims for injury or damage to persons or property caused by a dangerous wild animal possessed by the applicant or any resulting claims against the state. The bond shall be in a form approved by the director of agriculture.”
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