618.03  KILLING OR INJURING DOMESTIC ANIMALS.
   (a)   No person shall maliciously kill or injure a dog, cat or other domestic animal that is the property of another.
   (b)   No person shall willfully and without the consent of the owner, kill or injure a dog, cat, or other domestic animal that is the property of another.
   (c)   This section does not apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity.
   (d)   Whoever violates 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 this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 83-9.  Passed 3-7-83; Ord. 07-30.  Passed 7-16-07.)
Statutory reference:
   Injuring animals, see Ohio R.C. 959.02
   Violations, see Ohio R.C. 959.99