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618.04 POISONING ANIMALS.
(a) No person shall maliciously, or willfully and without the consent of the owner, administer poison, except a licensed veterinarian acting in such capacity, to any animal that is the property of another; and no person shall, willfully and without the consent of the owner, place any poisoned food where it may be easily found and eaten by children or any of such animals, either upon his own lands or the lands of another. This section does not apply to trespassing animals as set forth in Ohio R.C. 959.04.
(ORC 959.03; Ord. 1971-754. Passed 2-14-72.)
(b) Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02.