WALHALLA – Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is asking residents who own dangerous exotic animals to voluntarily place a sign on their door to warn law enforcement and emergency personnel of their existence.
According to Crenshaw, Oconee County Council plans to meet with the Oconee County Legislative Delegation to inquire about the Legislature addressing the issue on a state level.
“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.”