§ 90.99  PENALTY.
   (A) Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99 of this code of ordinances.
   (B)   Whoever violates § 90.02(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(2003 Code, § 90.02)
   (C)   (1)   Whoever violates § 90.03(A) through (E) shall be fined not less than $25 or more than $100 on a first offense, and on each subsequent offense, shall be fined not less than $75 or more than $250 and may be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.
      (2)   In addition to the penalties described in division (C)(1) above, if the offender is guilty of a violation of § 90.02(B)(1) or (B)(2), the court may order the offender to personally supervise the dog that he or she owns, keeps or harbors, to cause that dog to complete dog obedience training, or to do both.
      (3)   If a violation of § 90.02(B)(3) involves a dangerous dog, whoever violates that division is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree on a first offense and of a misdemeanor of the third degree on each subsequent offense. Additionally, the court may order the offender to personally supervise the dangerous dog that he or she owns, keeps or harbors, to cause that dog to complete obedience training, or to do both, and the court may order the offender to obtain liability insurance pursuant to § 90.02(B)(4). The court, in the alternative, may order the dog to be humanely destroyed by a licensed veterinarian, the County Dog Warden or the county humane society.
      (4)   If a violation of § 90.02(B)(3) involves a vicious dog, whoever violates that division is guilty of the following:
         (a)   On a first offense, a misdemeanor of the first degree if the dog causes injury other than killing or serious injury to any person. The person shall be found guilty of a felony on each subsequent offense and shall be prosecuted under the appropriate state law. Additionally, the court may order the vicious dog to be humanely destroyed by a licensed veterinarian, the County Dog Warden or the county humane society; or
         (b)   A felony on a first or subsequent offense if the dog kills or seriously injures a person, and shall be prosecuted under the appropriate state law. If no appropriate state law exists, then the offense shall be treated as in division (C)(4)(a) above. Additionally, the court shall order that the vicious dog be humanely destroyed by a licensed veterinarian, the County Dog Warden or the county humane society.
(2003 Code, § 90.03)
   (D)   Whoever violates § 90.07 if guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 90.07)
   (E)   Whoever violates § 90.09 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 90.09)
   (F)   Whoever violates § 90.20 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
(2003 Code, § 90.15)
   (G)   Except as otherwise provided in § 90.21, whoever violates § 90.21(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. If the value of the animal killed or the injury done amounts to $300 or more, whoever violates § 90.21(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(2003 Code, § 90.16)
   (H)   Whoever violates § 90.22(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(2003 Code, § 90.17)
   (I)   (1)   Whoever violates § 90.23(A) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. In addition, the court may order the offender to forfeit the animal or livestock and may provide for its disposition, including, but not limited to, the sale of the animal or livestock. If an animal or livestock is forfeited and sold pursuant to this division, the proceeds from the sale first shall be applied to pay the expenses incurred with regard to the care of the animal from the time it was taken from the custody of the former owner. The balance of the proceeds from the sale, if any, shall be paid to the former owner of the animal.
(R.C. § 959.99(D))
      (2)   (a)   Whoever violates § 90.23(D)(2) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense and a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law on each subsequent offense.
         (b)   Whoever violates § 90.23(D)(3) is guilty of a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
         (c)   Whoever violates § 90.23(D)(4) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree on a first offense and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
         (d)   Whoever violates § 90.23(D)(5) is guilty of a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
         (e)   Whoever violates § 90.23(D)(6) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
         (f)   1.   A court may order a person who is convicted of, or pleads guilty to, a violation of § 90.23(D) to forfeit to an impounding agency, as defined in R.C. § 959.132, any or all of the companion animals in that person’s ownership or care. The court also may prohibit or place limitations on the person’s ability to own or care for any companion animals for a specified or indefinite period of time.
            2.   A court may order a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of § 90.23(D) to reimburse an impounding agency for the reasonably necessary costs incurred by the agency for the care of a companion animal that the agency impounded as a result of the investigation or prosecution of the violation, provided that the costs were not otherwise paid under R.C. § 959.132.
         (g)   If a court has reason to believe that a person who is convicted of, or pleads guilty to, a violation of § 90.23(D) suffers from a mental or emotional disorder that contributed to the violation, the court may impose as a community control sanction or as a condition of probation a requirement that the offender undergo psychological evaluation or counseling. The court shall order the offender to pay the costs of the evaluation or counseling.
(2003 Code, § 90.18)
   (J)   Whoever violates § 90.24 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 90.19)
   (K)   Whoever violates § 90.25 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 90.20)
   (L)   Whoever violates § 90.26 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree on a first offense; each subsequent offense is a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(2003 Code, § 90.21)  (R.C. § 925.99(B))
   (M)   Whoever violates § 90.27 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 90.22)
   (N)   Whoever violates § 90.28 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 90.23)
(Ord. 3382, passed 6-15-2000; Ord. 3447, passed 1-3-2002; Ord. 3504, passed 3-6-2003)