(a)   The owner, keeper or harborer of any member of a species of the animal kingdom that escapes from the owner, keeper or harborer's custody or control and that is not indigenous to this State or presents a risk of serious physical harm to persons or property, or both, shall, within one hour after the owner or keeper discovers or reasonably should have discovered the escape, report it to:
      (1)   The City of Newark's Animal Control Officer;
      (2)   A law enforcement officer of the Municipality and the County Sheriff; and
      (3)   The Clerk of Council.
   (b)   If the office of the Clerk of Council is closed to the public at the time a report is required by division (a) of this section, it is sufficient compliance with division (a)(3) of this section if the owner or keeper makes the report within one hour after the office is next open to the public.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 07-30.  Passed 7-16-07.)
Statutory reference:
   Reporting escape of dangerous animals, see Ohio R.C. 2927.21