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618.11 ANIMAL BITES; QUARANTINE AND REPORTING.
(a) Whenever any animal bites any person, the Chief of Police may order such animal quarantined for a period extending not longer than ten days from the time of the biting. Any owner or person in custody or possession of such animal who fails to comply with such quarantine order shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. All expenses incurred for the keeping of such animal or the necessary tests to determine whether rabies exists, shall be borne exclusively by the owner or keeper of such animal. No person, having knowledge of the existence of any rabies, or the fact that any animal has bitten any other person, shall fail to immediately report such information to the Chief of Police.
(b) No person shall violate a rabies quarantine order issued under Ohio R. C. 955.26. (ORC 955.39)
(c) Whoever violates 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. Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02.