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(A) Whenever, in the judgment of the Mayor or his or her designee, rabies is prevalent, he or she shall declare a quarantine of all dogs in the municipality or a part thereof. During the quarantine, the owner, keeper, or harborer of any dog shall keep it confined on the premises of the owner, keeper, or harborer or in a pound, kennel, or other suitable place, at the expense of the owner, keeper, or harborer, except that a dog may be permitted to leave the premises of its owner, keeper, or harborer if it is under leash or under the control of a responsible person. The quarantine order shall be considered an emergency and need not be published.
(B) When the quarantine has been declared, the Mayor or his or her designee may require the vaccination for rabies of all dogs within the municipality or part thereof.
(R.C. § 955.26) (Rev. 2014)
(C) No person shall violate a rabies quarantine order issued under this section or R.C. § 955.26.
(R.C. § 955.39)
(D) Whoever violates division (C) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense; for each subsequent offense such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(R.C. § 955.99(C))