505.05 ABANDONING ANIMALS.
   (a)   No owner or keeper of a dog, cat or other domestic animal shall abandon such animal.  (ORC 959.01)
   (b)   Whoever violates subsection (a) hereof 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)(3))