STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT

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According to Ohio state law, we are mandated to enforce sections 955.01 to 955.27, 955.29 to 955.38, and 955.50 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Explanation of commonly enforced sections:
Control of Dogs
No owner, keeper and/or harborer of any dog shall fail to keep it either physically confined upon the premises by a leash, tether, adequate fence, or secure enclosure to prevent escape, or under reasonable control of some person. 955.22ORC

Dog Licensing
All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed. No dog shall be harbored, kept and/or owned without displaying a current valid dog registration tag from the county where the dog is kept. 955.21ORC. For more information.

Tags to Be Worn
A valid license tag must be worn by the dog(s) at all times. 955.10ORC

Abandoning Animals
No owner or keeper of a dog, cat, or other domestic animal , shall abandon such animal. 959.01ORC

Cruelty to Animals
No person shall torture an animal, deprive one of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat needlessly mutilate, or confine an animal without providing a sufficient quantity of good wholesome food and water. No person shall confine an animal without providing access to shelter from wind, rain, snow, or excessive sunlight if it can reasonably be expected the animal would otherwise become sick or in some other way suffer. (959.13ORC)

Vicious Dog Insurance

Lester Kalmanson Agency Inc.

(407) 645-5000
235 S. Maitland Ave P.O. Box 940008
Maitland, Florida 32794

Farmer's Insurance
(937) 283-8989
866-869-4900
31 E Locust St
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Ohio Insurance Exchange, Inc.
1-800-473-1215
1-740-681-9997
112 E. Main St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130