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(a) Except for guide, leader or listener dogs, or dogs in training to become guide, leader or listener dogs, registered under section 955.011 of the Ohio Revised Code, and dogs kept by an institution or organization for teaching and research purposes under section 955.16 of the Ohio Revised Code, no person shall own, keep or harbor a dog more than three months of age without annually registering such dog with the county fiscal officer as required under Chapter 955 of the Ohio Revised Code. Failure of any dog at any time to wear a valid registration tag shall be prima-facie evidence of lack of registration and subject such dog to impounding and disposition as provided by section 955.16 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(b) No person shall own, keep or harbor a dog wearing a fictitious, altered or invalid registration tag or a registration tag not issued by the county fiscal officer in connection with the registration of such animal.
(c) A "dog kennel" or "kennel" as defined under section 955.02 of the Ohio Revised Code shall be registered pursuant to Chapter 955 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(d) Whoever violates this Section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 2018-28. Passed 7-11-18.)