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(a) No person being the owner or having charge of cattle, horses, swine, sheep, geese, ducks, goats, turkeys, chickens or other fowl or animals shall permit them to run at large upon any public place, or upon any unenclosed lands or upon the premises of another.
(b) No owner, keeper or harborer of any female dog shall permit it to go beyond the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer at any time the dog is in heat, unless the dog is properly in leash.
(c) No owner, keeper or harborer of any dog shall fail at any time to keep it either physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, keeper or harborer by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision or secure enclosure to prevent escape, or under reasonable control of some person.
(d) The running at large of any such animal in or upon any of the places mentioned in this section is prima-facie evidence that it is running at large in violation of this section.
(e) Whoever violates this section is guilty of failure to confine animals, a minor misdemeanor. However, if the animal running at large is a dog or cat and such dog or cat has either a current tag issued by the Greene County Auditor’s Office or any authorized agent in the State of Ohio or an identification tag affixed to such animal giving the name, address and telephone number of the animal’s owner, then the maximum fine shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). If the offender has previously been convicted of this section then violation of this section is aggravated failure to keep an animal confined, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 34-96. Passed 7-1-96.)