§ 618.03  KILLING OR INJURING ANIMALS.
   (A)   No person shall maliciously, or willfully and without the consent of the owner, kill or injure a dog, cat or any other domestic animal that is the property of another. This section does not apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity.
(ORC 959.02)
   (B)   Except as otherwise provided in this division (B), whoever violates division (A) above is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. If the value of the animal killed or the injury done amounts to $300 or more, whoever violates division (A) above is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(ORC 959.99(B))