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A person finding an animal at large in violation of § 90.01(A)(1) may, and a law enforcement officer of the municipality on view or information shall, take and confine that animal, promptly giving notice of the taking and confining of the animal to the owner or keeper, if known, and if not known, by publishing a notice describing the animal once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or municipality where the animal was found. If the owner or keeper does not appear and claim the animal and pay the compensation prescribed in § 90.04 for so taking, advertising, and keeping it within ten days from the date of the notice, that person or the county shall have a lien for that compensation and the animal may be sold at public auction as provided in R.C. § 1311.49. The residue of the proceeds of sale shall be paid and deposited by the Treasurer in the General Funds of the county.
(R.C. § 951.11) (Rev. 2012)