This program will emphasize the owner’s responsibilities toward the pet and the community. The class will cover the following subjects:
· JCHS and the provided services
· Proper Care
· Animal Behavior and socialization
· Owner Liability
· Ohio Laws
· Humane Agent Law Enforcement
· Cruelty Law (section 959)
· Rabies virus and animal bites
· Pet ownership responsibilities.
This class also can have certain citations dismissal after arrangements have been made with the County and Municipal Courts.
Citation and/or charges may be dismissed for the following:
Misdemeanor Charges: Minor Misdemeanor to Misdemeanor 4
Registration of animals
Failure to display Tags
Animals at Large
Allowing the accumulation of animal feces or urine
This class may also be required by the court if a person is charged with animal cruelty and they will be permitted to own animals in the future.
How it will work?
After receiving a citation or charges, the defendant has to appear in court as directed on the citation or letter from the court.
Register and pay for the class at :
Jefferson County Humane Society
200 Airpark Drive
Wintersville, Ohio 43953
Class participants must pre-register in person for the class at Jefferson County Humane Society a maximum of thirty days before class or a minimum of one week before the date of class.
(a class may be cancelled due to no registration)