§ 618.01  DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE.
   (A)   No person, who is the owner or keeper of horses, mules, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, llamas, alpacas or poultry, shall permit them to run at large in the public road, highway, street, lane or alley, or upon unenclosed land, or cause the animals to be herded, kept or detained for the purpose of grazing on premises other than those owned or lawfully occupied by the owner or keeper of the animals.
(ORC 951.02)
   (B)   (1)   No owner, keeper or harborer of any dog shall permit such dog to go beyond the premises of such owner or keeper at any time, unless such dog is properly in leash.
      (2)   As used in this section, PROPERLY IN LEASH means that the dog must be restrained by a leash not to exceed five feet in length and of sufficient strength to allow the person in control of the dog to maintain proper control over the dog.
(Ord. 146-1977, passed 7-5-1977)
   (C)   (Reserved)
   (D)   (1)   Whoever violates any provision of this section for a first or second offense is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and any subsequent offense(s) shall constitute a fourth degree misdemeanor, and shall be fined as follows:
         (a)   Not less than $100 for the first offense;
         (b)   Not less than $150 for the second offense; and
         (c)   Not less than $250 for any subsequent offense(s).
      (2)   All fines collected shall be placed in a separate fund devoted solely to furthering animal control purposes.
      (3)   The owner of the animal shall also be responsible for the costs incurred by the city in boarding such animal, if any.
   (E)   The Finance Director is hereby authorized to create the fund referred to above in division (D)(2) above.
(Ord. 124-1977, passed 6-20-1977; Ord. 80-2007, passed 5-29-2007)