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Oconee Co. sheriff asks residents to display exotic pet sign

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The sign can be downloaded from www.oconeelaw.com. (Source: Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office) The sign can be downloaded from www.oconeelaw.com. (Source: Oconee Co. Sheriff's Office)
WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking county residents who own dangerous exotic animals to voluntarily display a sign on their door to warn first responders.

Crenshaw released the request following a meeting on Tuesday night in Walhalla of the Public Safety Committee of the Oconee County Council.

"Last night, we all agreed that it is dangerous for fire, police, paramedics, and first responders to enter a residence or building without knowing that a dangerous animal is there," said Crenshaw.

"We are asking our citizens to post on their entrance doors signs to alert those who may be responding that a dangerous animal is located inside. The signs are free and can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office or may be downloaded from our website at www.oconeelaw.com," Crenshaw said.

According to Crenshaw, the county council plans to meet with the legislative delegation to see about legislation that would address the issue on a state level.

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