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Section 955.151 | Chemical capture of companion animals.


(A) As used in this section:

"Animal shelter" has the same meaning as in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.

"Certified officer" means an individual who meets the requirements established under section 4729.534 of the Revised Code.

"Chemical capture" means using an anesthetic drug or sedative on a companion animal to do any of the following:

(1) Immobilize and capture;

(2) Attempt to immobilize and capture;

(3) Attempt to immobilize or capture.

"Companion animal" has the same meaning as in section 959.131 of the Revised Code.

(B) A certified officer appointed or employed by an animal shelter or county dog warden that holds a chemical capture classification granted under section 4729.533 of the Revised Code may, in accordance with that section and rules adopted under it, chemically capture a companion animal to limit injury to the officer, the animal or another animal, or the public.

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