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Section 956.06 | Animal rescue registration.


(A)(1) No person shall operate an animal rescue for dogs without first registering with the director of agriculture in accordance with division (C) of this section or rules adopted under section 956.03 of the Revised Code, as applicable. A registration is valid for one year.

(2) A registration may be renewed. An application for renewal shall be submitted to the director at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the registration.

(3) The director shall not charge a registration fee to an animal rescue for dogs. However, if a person fails to renew a registration prior to its expiration, the director shall charge the person a late renewal fee of two hundred dollars.

(B) The director shall maintain a database of all persons that are registered to operate an animal rescue for dogs in this state.

(C) The director shall issue an animal rescue license for dogs registration in accordance with Chapter 4796. of the Revised Code to a person if either of the following applies:

(1) The person holds a license or registration in another state.

(2) The person has satisfactory work experience, a government certification, or a private certification as described in that chapter as an animal rescue for dogs operator in a state that does not issue that license or registration.

Last updated December 29, 2023 at 7:27 AM

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