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505.15 ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF DOGS; TAGS REQUIRED.
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor, unless failure to register by the owner, keeper, harborer was done recklessly, than a violation shall be a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(c) Any owner, keeper, or harborer, of a non-registered dog shall be strictly liable to pay or indemnify any person who has suffered injury or damage to themselves or their property, as a result of a reckless non-registered dog attack, whether the attach occurs on or off the premises of the owner, keeper, harborer. For purposes of this Section reckless shall have the same meaning as Ohio Revised Code 2901.22. The Mansfield Municipal Court shall have the authority to issue an order of payment or indemnification or restitution, including but not limited to, veterinarian or medical expenses. The amount of the payment or indemnification or restitution shall be twice the amount of the value of the injured or killed dog and/or any medical or veterinarian bills, but not to exceed the monetary jurisdiction of the Mansfield Municipal Court. The authority of the Mansfield Municipal Court shall not deprive the victim of any other civil remedy under law.