ze of the exotic-animals facility have not been finalized, Pitchford said. She acknowledged it will cost in excess of $1 million. It is planned to have space for 30 to 60 animals and snakes.
The facility would be under the direction of state veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey.
The facility is needed to take care of animals that state officials anticipate they will have to seize once an exotic animals ban kicks in Jan. 1, 2014. People who either do not obtain permits for existing animals or