§ 618.02  ABANDONING ANIMALS.
   (A)   No owner or keeper of a dog, cat or other domestic animal shall abandon the animal.
(ORC 959.01)
   (B)   Whoever violates division (A) above is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
(ORC 959.99(E)(2))