§ 505.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Whoever violates §§ 505.02 or 505.08 shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
   (B)   Whoever violates § 505.04(A), if the value of the animal killed or the injury done amounts to less than $300, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree; if the value of the animal killed or the injury done amounts to $300 or more, whoever violates § 505.04(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. 
(R.C. § 959.99(B))
   (C)   Whoever violates § 505.05(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. In addition, the court may order the offender to forfeit the animal or livestock and may provide for its disposition including, but not limited to, the sale of the animal or livestock. If an animal or livestock is forfeited and sold pursuant to this division, the proceeds from the sale first shall be applied to pay the expenses incurred with regard to the care of the animal from the time it was taken from the custody of the former owner. The balance of the proceeds from the sale, if any, shall be paid to the former owner of the animal.
(R.C. § 959.99(D))
   (D)   (1)   Whoever violates § 505.05(D)(2) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense and a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law on each subsequent offense.
      (2)   Whoever violates § 505.05(D)(3) of this section is guilty of a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
      (3)   Whoever violates § 505.05(D)(4) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
      (4)   Whoever violates division (D)(5) of this section is guilty of a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
      (5)   Whoever violates division (D)(6) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
      (6)   (a)   A court may order a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of § 505.05(D) to forfeit to an impounding agency, as defined in R.C. § 959.132, any or all of the companion animals in that person's ownership or care. The court also may prohibit or place limitations on the person's ability to own or care for any companion animals for a specified or indefinite period of time.
         (b)   A court may order a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of § 505.05(D) to reimburse an impounding agency for the reasonably necessary costs incurred by the agency for the care of a companion animal that the agency impounded as a result of the investigation or prosecution of the violation, provided that the costs were not otherwise paid under R.C. § 959.132.
      (7)   If a court has reason to believe that a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of § 505.05(D) suffers from a mental or emotional disorder that contributed to the violation, the court may impose as a community control sanction or as a condition of probation a requirement that the offender undergo psychological evaluation or counseling. The court shall order the offender to pay the costs of the evaluation or counseling.
(R.C. § 959.99(E))
   (E)   Whoever violates § 505.03 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
(R.C. § 959.99(E)(2))
   (F)   Whoever violates any provision of this chapter, for which another penalty is not specifically provided shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Am. Ord. 6498, passed 6-12-90; Am. Ord. 6569, passed 1-22-91)