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(A) No owner or keeper of a dog, cat, or other domestic animal shall abandon the animal.
(R.C. § 959.01)
(B) Whoever violates division (A) of this section 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)(3)) (Rev. 2003)