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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))