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(a) The owner or keeper of any member of a species of the animal kingdom that escapes from his or her custody or control and that is not indigenous to this State or presents a risk of serious physical harm to persons or property, or both, shall, within one (1) hour after he or she discovers or reasonably should have discovered the escape, report it to:
(1) A law enforcement officer of the Municipality and the sheriff of the county where the escape occurred; and
(2) The Clerk of the Municipal Legislative Authority where the escape occurred.
(b) If the office of the Clerk of the Legislative Authority is closed to the public at the time a report is required by division (a) of this section, then it is sufficient compliance with division (a)(2) of this section if the owner or keeper makes the report within one (1) hour after the office is next open to the public.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(RC 2927.21; Ord. No. 90-96. Passed 3-18-96, eff. 3-26-96)