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, whoever violates division (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.  If the value of the animal killed or the injury done amounts to three hundred dollars ($300.00) or more, whoever violates division (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(ORC 959.99(B))  (Ord. 83-5.  Passed 2-7-83.)