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Is It Legal To Own A Bobcat In Ohio?

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Is It Legal To Own A Bobcat In Ohio?

Postby Kimball » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:49 pm

Yeah, are you a millionaire because it is VERY expensive to own a big cat

"You will have to have a Veterinarian on call who has already agreed to take care of your wild cat.
There are not very many with experience and fewer still who will want deal with the liability of having their staff exposed to your big cat, not to mention their regular clientele.
You will have to have a stainless steel squeeze cage that is capable of holding your cat at it?s max weight. "

"How will you transport your cat to the vet for all of it?s yearly vaccinations, check ups and boo boos? Even a little cat, in it?s squeeze cage isn?t going to fit into your compact car.
You will need a van and it has to be in tip top shape because being stranded on the side of the road in the middle of no where, or worse yet, traffic, with a freaked out wild cat in the heat, rain or snow is a nightmare of extreme proportion.
Been there, done that and bought the $28,000.00 van to keep it from ever happening again.
If you are dealing in small to mid size cats you might find a dependable mini van for $15,000.00.
You can?t rely on borrowing one because believe me, when a cat needs emergency veterinary treatment it is always at the most inconvenient times."

"Most states have cage requirements of varying standards.
In some states you must have no less than 5 acres if you want to own a big cat.
Acreage where I live is $75,000.00 per acre, but a lot of rural places near you may be as low as $10,000.00 per acre.
Most states and federal guidelines require then that you have an 8 foot perimeter fence which on 5 acres can easily run $8000.00.
You are not allowed to use this outside wall as any part of your cage, so your cage will be another $2500.00 for a small to mid size cat"

"You will need state and federal permits and if you have never dealt with these governmental agencies you are in for a life time of headaches and heart breaks that just won?t stop.
None of them want to deal with ?pet people? and they will do every thing in their power to make you wish you had never brought home that little bundle of joy.
You have to pay for the privilege and these licenses and dues can run you well over $200.00 per year.
If you don?t keep your permits up to date they can confiscate your cat and kill it.

These agencies will often require you to carry liability insurance and that can run you $1000.00 to $14,000.00 per year depending on your safety record.
Most homeowners insurance policies will cancel you if they find out you have an exotic animal and many states are purposely reporting your permit status to the public to make it easier for your insurance carrier to find out.
If you have a mortgage on your home, you have to have insurance and may not be able to get it, which means you could be foreclosed." http://bigcatrescue.org/buy-a-big-cat/ http://home.comcast.net/~stormyzplace/so...
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Is It Legal To Own A Bobcat In Ohio?

Postby Fanuco » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:15 am

Yup. And Not just Bobcats, but New Hollands, Mustangs, Gehls, John Deeres, Caterpillars, Kubotas, Jcb's, Thomas's, Case' and Asv's too.
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