§ 618.02   ABANDONING ANIMALS.
   (a)   No owner or keeper of a dog, cat, or other domestic animal shall abandon the animal.
(ORC 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.
(ORC 959.99(E)(2))