Wolf captured in N.E. Ohio was a pet, purchased online

19 Action News is uncovering the story behind a wolf captured in Northeast Ohio.

19 Action News has learned that a man from the W.58th Street neighborhood was brought the animal to Ohio and was keeping it as a pet.

The Cleveland Dog Warden is already filling out charges.

The wolf was spotted Tuesday afternoon in the area of W.58th Street. Animal control officers hauled it in and discovered it belonged to Vincent Cabot. Cabot will face charges for letting an animal run wild and for having an exotic pet illegally in Cleveland, Ohio.

19 Action News investigators are told that Cabot purchased the animal off the internet.

Turns out, it's legal to have exotic animals in the state of Ohio, but not within the city. It's a heated debate in the Ohio since a man recently released all kinds of exotic animals from a farm. Most of those animals were shot dead.

The charges being filed will more than likely cost just a few hundred bucks for all that panic.

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